The famed 10 year jurisdictional tug of war between Texas probate courts and federal bankruptcy courts over who gets the last say over the right of Anna Nicole Smith (a/k/a Vickie Lynn Marshall) to claim about $800 million from her beloved hubby’s estate will be reviewed by the US Supreme Court, which granted certiorari. This case is sure to go down as a classic, not only for the colorful personalities, but also for the extremely complex procedural posture of the case. Oral arguments are expected in January, and a decision is likely at the end of the term. Marshall v. Marshall, No. 04-1544. Stay tuned.
© Steve Jakubowski 2005