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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Millionaire Dies Intestate With 30 Possible Heirs

Payment2After the death of Truong Dinh Tran in 2012, the legal battle to distribute his $100 million wealth began and will likely continue for years. Tran left no will, and at least five women had children with Tran for a known total of 16 children. One of the women who is the mother of Tran’s children claims she was married to Tran and a court awarded her half of his estate in May, even though she filed as single on her tax returns. Now, roughly 30 heirs are battling it out over Tran’s millions.

See John Leland, Mr. Tran’s Messy Life and Legacy, The New York Times, July 24, 2014.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.



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