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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Night Nurse Suing Clark Estate


Nurse Geraldine Coffey is suing the estate of Huguette Clark for a share of her estimated $300 million fortune.  Coffey claims the reclusive copper heiress promised to “provide for” Coffey in her will.

Coffey was paid $130,000 a year for 20 years to take care of Clark at night. The estate is countersuing Coffey for the return of gifts that Clark gave to her, including a $385,000 piece of real estate and $85,000 in school fees for her children. 

See Mark Hansen, Night Nurse for Reclusive Heiress Seeks Piece of $300 Million Estate, ABA Journal, Jan. 10, 2014.


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