Thursday, March 5, 2009

From Rags to Riches to Rags

A Modern-Day Bleak House at the American Spectator

In Bleak House by Charles Dickens, Jarndyce v. Jarndyce dragged on so long that the original parties had died, and legal costs consumed what was left of the estate.

Today in America another version of Bleak House is being written in Marshall v. Marshall. Anna Nicole Smith and her short-term husband, J. Howard Marshall, II are dead, and so is E. Pierce Marshall, the executor of the estate. Thus, as in Bleak House, all the original participants are dead. Millions have been spent in the case that began more than a decade ago and continues today in the name of Ms. Smith’s daughter Danielynn.

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