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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Anna Nicole's Companion Files Suit Over Her Mother's Lawyer's Remarks

Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's companion and attorney, has filed a defamation suit over statements made by Virgie Arthur's attorney. Mr. Stern alleges that those remarks amount to claims that he was the cause of Ms. Smith's death. Read more in an MSNBC.com story here. Meanwhile, Ms. Arthur continues to fight for either custody or visitation (it's not entirely clear which) in the matter of Dannielynn Marshall Smith, Ms. Smith's child by Larry Birkhead, and baby Dannielynn may still be a contender for the share of the fortune that Ms. Smith claimed in the estate of J. Howard Marshall at the time of her death in February.

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