US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in the Anna Nicole Smith Jurisdictional Battle
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.