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    Posts Tagged ‘Anna Nicole Smith’

    Stern v. Marshall – What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

    Saturday, June 25th, 2011

    On Thursday, the US Supreme Court released its second decision in the long-runing battle between the estate of Vickie Lynn Marshall (aka Anna Nicole Smith) and her erstwhile son-in-law, Pierce Marshall.

    American actreess Anna Nicole Smith in the red...

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    The 63-page slip opinion, available here, illustrates how the result of a high-profile celebrity bankruptcy can ultimately turn on arcane, esoteric matters of jurisdiction – and how such esoterica can be potentially ground-shifting for the US Bankruptcy Court system which has been in effect since its first constitutional challenge in 1984.

    A small portion of the already considerable commentary evolving in conventional media and in the blogosphere appears below.

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