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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jury Selection for Huguette Clark Case Delayed

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 $300 million estate will go.

Jury selection was scheduled to start September 17, however in a last ditch effort for the two sides to settle, jury selection was delayed by two days. Eric Schneiderman, New York attorney general is talking to both sides to try to come to a settlement with the 60 attorneys. It is unclear how close an agreement is. Schneiderman's office did not comment.

See Bill Dedman, Huguette Clark Estate Trial Delayed to Allow Attempt at Settlement, NBC News, Sep. 17, 2013.

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


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