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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Clark's Family Members Contest Her Will

ClarkAs I have previously discussed, heiress, Huguette Clark, died Tuesday, May 24, at the age of 104. Clark was the daughter of William Andrews Clark, a business man who had made a fortune in mining. Clark’s will was filed with a Manhattan court, allowing the world to see where Clark’s estimated $400 million estate will go. Shortly after the will was filed for probate a suit was filed in court by Huguette Clark's relatives alleging that the hospital that treated Clark was scheming to take money from Clark's $300 million dollar estate. 

The court paperwork submitted by Clark's family indicated that Clark's attorney was conspiring with her accountant to get clark to sign over millions. Reports allege it took five minutes to cut Clark's family out and get Clark to sign the will. Following the change in beneficiary the attorney and accountant went to celebrated at a pub.The attorney's assistant claims that Clark " mumbled something incoherent" right before she signed the document. The prior will signed in March of 2005 left the majority of the estate to Clark's relatives and a small portion to her personal nurse. 

See Jeane Macintosh and Julia Marsh, Kin of Heiress Huguette Clark Say She was Incoherent and Unwell at Time of Will Signing, New York Post, Jul. 8, 2013.


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