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Anna Nicole's Estate

FINALLY Cashes In On

Millionaire Dead Husband

5/30/2013 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The legal battle has raged for more than a decade ... but Anna Nicole Smith's estate may finally see a piece of the Playboy legend's millionaire dead husband ... possibly as much as $49 MILLION.

The Supreme Court ruled years ago that Anna's estate was NOT entitled to any of J. Howard Marshall's fortune -- estimated between $500 million and $1 billion -- but yesterday, a California judge said Anna's 6-year-old daughter Dannielynn is entitled to sanctions against Marshall's family.

The judge hasn't specified the amount of the sanctions yet ... but previously suggested they could run as high as $49 million.

The judge awarded the sanctions based on allegations that attorneys for Marshall's estate used unsavory tactics throughout litigation ... such as concealing crucial legal docs from Anna's estate lawyers.

Anna married oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994 when she was just 26 ... and he was 89. Marshall died a year later.


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The child for sure deserves to have that money. She is already rich because of her dad & she will be even more wealthy but I hope her dad puts it in a trust for her until she is old enough to be responsible to have it & spend it wisely.

476 days ago


Good for her I'm sure her mom made that old fart's last days happy ones that's gotta be worth something.

476 days ago

Eric in L.A.    

Who said pretending to love an old geezer doesn't pay off in the end. But off course Anna never saw a dime of it. Life sucks and then you die.

476 days ago


She wasn't even a tickle in anyone balls when he was alive. She doesn't deserve one penny from his estate.

476 days ago


regardless of her motives they were married when he died.his son did all kind of shady stuff to keep her from getting a dime.

476 days ago


That's what I call marrying well.

476 days ago


WOW, the gold diggers simply won't give up Marshall millions. Anna Nicole and her son died as a result of their debauchery and reckless lifestyle. They did not deserve Marshall millions because old Marshall gave them $7m in cash and they squandered all. Dannielynn should have a normal life, she did not deserve a cent from Marshalls. She could end up hurt because of the greed. Dead people can't enjoy in wealth.

476 days ago


That child has no connection to that estate....totally ridiculous.

476 days ago


Her daughter will love knowing how she got her riches....her mother was a gold digger.

476 days ago


No matter what anyone thinks of her, Anna was legally married to this guy when he died. I always thought it was odd that she didn't get anything.

476 days ago


Let's hope the money wil exchange hands this time. Or here we go again, a long lengthy court battle.

476 days ago


If 49m is only a part of the wealth surely the old man's family can spare it. I never understand people holding on to more than they need. This child is growing up without her mother and brother, she deserves some comfort elsewhere. It might not make up for it, but it is at least a decent gesture her mother's wishes still count for her.

476 days ago


Anna should have gotten that $400 million from her husband; her strip-teases were the reason he married her!

476 days ago


Adorable little girl. She is rich because her father is dedicated to her up bringing. She will appreciate her father's fight to seek justice for her moms fortune by marriage. The son of the millionaire wasn't able to stop his ailing father from marrying Anna and he now realize he can't stop Anna's heir from reaping the wealth. I'm happy for little Dannielynn.

476 days ago


It looks to me like her father is doing a great job with her. Let's hope so

476 days ago
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