Anna Nicole Smith's estate is not entitled to $300 million the deceased actress had claimed was intended as a gift from her oil tycoon husband, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Smith, a former Playboy pinup and stripper, fought for more than a decade with a son of J. Howard Marshall over a fortune estimated as much as $1.6 billion.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2006 ordered a federal appeals panel in California to reconsider it's ruling against Smith, whose real name was Vickie Lynn Marshall.
The judges newest decision pointed to a Texas jury's verdict that the money was not a gift as the chief reason for denying Smith's claim.
Smith died in 2007 from what a Florida medical examiner ruled was "acute combined drug intoxication." Her 3-year-old daughter is her sole heir.
Right Acton & Right Motives are requirements for living this life.
Anna Nicole, was a talented human being, but her motives & actions in life were not always right. She paid heavily for the choices she made.
No kidding poster #1. She obvioulsy didn't deserve the Marshall fortune. I hope Birkenbine is still interested in caring for his/Nicole's daughter knowing she does not stand to inherit any kind of fortune! We'll soon find out. What a sad life Anna Nicole had. Just goes to show money and fame doesn't make you happy. She was a very miserable person.