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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jury Trial Over Huguette Clark’s Estate Set After Negotiations Collapse

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As I have previously discussed, the relatives of Huguette Clark filed suit alleging the hospital that cared for the reclusive heiress during the last 20 years of her life schemed to take money from her $300 million estate.

After the breakdown of settlement negotiations, a jury trial is scheduled to begin on September 17 in Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan.  Settlement attempts between attorneys for Clark’s relatives and the beneficiaries in her will “are now in non-existence.”  The relatives claim the will expressly giving no money to any relatives is a product of fraud, that Clark was incompetent, and that the signing ceremony was faulty.

In other news, Huguette’s personal physician has renounced the $100,000 left to him in the will in order to freely testify for the will.

See Bill Dedman, Doctor Gives Up $100K Gift; Clark Negotiations Collapse, NBC News, Sept. 10, 2013.

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