Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Hammons Estate Battles Continue

JQHPhilanthropist John Q. Hammons died last year but his estate battles have just begun. 16 different people or entities have filed claims against Hammons estate. A Missouri State University claims that the school is still receiving the $30 million donation to build "JQH arena." The school will be paid every year until the donation is paid off. The total amount in claims against the Hammons estate is $365 million dollars. The only problem is that the inventory of his personal assets lists only one piece of property: an old van worth just over $1,000.

See Melody Pettit, Claims Against JQH Estate Linger, KSPR ABC News, Apr. 15, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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