Good question on Stern v. Marshall: whose money is it?

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It is no surprise that Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn are back in the spotlight just a week the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Stern v. Marshall.  Although the duo moved to Kentucky for a “normal life”, Dannielynn frequently appears in the media.  Whether it is the Kentucky Derby, her birthday celebrations, or even just a day at the farmers market, Dannielynn always catches the eyes of the paparazzi. While Dannielynn may be too young to realize now, it appears that she is being used as a public relations tool to keep the estate battle her mother, former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, started 16 years ago. Dannielynn is often portrayed as the million dollar baby but in reality, whose money is this really? The notoriously over-litigated case – Stern v. Marshall – involves reality TV star Smith and her late husband J. Howard Marshall II.  In an effort to get her hands on his estate, Smith sued Marshall’s son Pierce claiming she was entitled to half the Marshall estate.  Twelve Texas jurors in a Texas Probate court, the clear court of record,upheld Marshall’s will and ruled that Smith was not entitled to Marshall’s estate.  But after Read More …

Defendant Conrad Murray: Preliminary Hearing, Day 6

Conrad Murray’s preliminary trial wrapped up Tuesday with the medical examiner’s classification of Michael Jackson’s death as a homicide, even if he learned Jackson self-administered the final, fatal dose of propofol. After 6 days of testimony, Judge Michael Pastor deemed Conrad Murray’s actions were outside the standards of medical care, and ordered him to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.  Moments  after the ruling, Pastor suspended Murray’s license to practice medicine in California. One of Conrad’s attorneys felt the suspension could trigger similar actions in two other states where Murray practices. Lady Justice hopes Dr. Murray will be held accountable for his actions, and hopes the jury’s verdict will be honored (unlike the Anna Nicole Smith trial). January 25 marks Murray’s return to court for arraignment, and Lady Justice will keep you appraised. Stay tuned…