Be sure to free some time up between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. EDT on July 12 for this free web seminar sponsored by the Washington Legal Foundation entitled The Ongoing Saga of Marshall v. Marshall: Beyond the Anna Nicole Headlines

The speakers are WilmerHale’s Craig Goldblatt (a friend of this blog who has filed many cert. petitions and merits briefs before the US Supreme Court, including, most recently, in In re Marrama), and Horace Cooper, former counsel to Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research and the Centre for New Black Leadership. 

The program promises to:

  • Discuss the case’s current posture before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Review the case’s implications for federal/state parallel litigation, especially in cases involving bankruptcy and probate.
  • Analyze key issues pending before the appellate court, including claim & issue preclusion and “core proceeding” determinations.
  • Consider the ramifications of the case, and the Court’s opinion in Marshall v. Marshall, on future estate planning probating of wills & trusts.

Here’s the program invitation.  As an added bonus, you can submit questions during the program by email to

Finally, here’s a link to my post on the Supreme Court’s Marshall v. Marshall decision, which has at the end a link to other posts of mine pertinent to the case.

© Steve Jakubowski 2007