Supreme Court rules against Anna Nicole Smith estate
June 23rd, 2011
10:55 AM ET

Supreme Court rules against Anna Nicole Smith estate

The estate of the late actress Anna Nicole Smith has lost a Supreme Court battle over a longstanding fight to secure a share of her deceased husband's fortune.


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  1. betyjean

    Are you really suprised at that, there is no Justice now days, everyone is payed off, the only good thing is her slim attorney friend gets nothing..she had addictions and he feed her well...

    June 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Its me

    I think its crazy that once she died it wasn't over. That is kind of crazy. But I think she should have gotten the money he did marry her.

    June 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. charlie crack

    @sunshine girl is right...I feel bad now. Take care of the lil one for sure...they are billionaires

    June 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. charlie crack

    "I aint sayin she a goldigger...(can you hear me mama), but she aint messin' with no br-broke".-Kanye circa 2005. Her whole estate is scadalous....

    June 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sunshine Girl *

    We should be thinking about little Dannilynn. Everyone else is dead. Even if she wasnt an heir to the old man someone shouldve thought about the child. His estate isnt even going to miss a million dollars. That couldve provided for her future. If he loved Anna enough to marry her Im sure taking care of Dannilynns future wasnt a problem. Everyone was just plain greedy. They all wanted their hand inthe pot. What a shame how money turns some people. They all should be ashamed of theirselves. Pathetic.

    June 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jay

    only in America, I am dead, broke, please send me the money to support my habits.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jyothi, St.Louis, MO

    Those men and women who go after the rich and marry the rich just for wealth have a lesson to learn from this.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RIP

    Let the lawyers fight it out, and let Nicole we really even need to be still talking about this?

    June 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cidney

    This sucks... What happened to following the law... Communal property or a settlement there of...

    June 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Crocker

    One word will explain all of this. G R E E D.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bluemax77

    Will the defendant please rise...?

    June 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lawyers

    Since everybody involved is dead except the grandchildren, the lawyers have found a great way to make money, steal through protracted legal fee's and the final decision is given by who? A bunch of lawyers. Its a win , win for the law school graduates.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. noemi

    To the dum ass morons quoting the bible. U r both real anul no one knows when god is gonna say should till this to your state poliations.our newest being those mormons.they mormons are NOT a religon they are a if any one needs to put thing in order itS them and the rest of the american polatians exspecialy the judges,lawyers and most of all the repulicans.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bluemax77

    All that lap dancing for nothing...Dang...!

    June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. gvlburkins

    Now leave it alone shes dead they r dead let them r.i.p.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  16. ruben

    man even from hell she's still in the news

    June 23, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  17. LCKSAN

    I think this was the wrong decision. When Anna married that old geezer they both got what the wanted; she wanted a rich guy with one foot in the grave and he wanted a blonde bombshell. I think her estate absolutely deserves a portion of his estate.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Jayne

      Hey, I'm a hot girl. Can I have all your money? You know, so I can take it away from your family and spend it on rediculous things, then I'll get really fat and die of an OD in a hotel room.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  18. ava lacy

    Great, I hate seeing pimps make money

    June 23, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  19. eunis

    She crapped all in her casket.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  20. harry

    It's about time.The lawyers were the only ones left in this case and they would use the dead like puppets on strings to make as much as they could.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  21. jujubeans

    who cares? we've already soon her boobage and more.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  22. MadCityBabe

    I liked Anna Nicole – sure she was quirky, crazy, wild, childlike....and that's what made her beautiful........

    June 23, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  23. Whoever

    It is absolutlely PATHETIC how some people think they can become totally TASTELESS and DISGUSTING when they can do it behind a curtain of anonimity – to all the persons who have posted vile comments about a person who has died tragically, I pity you – you're probably too ignorant to even understand that you should be ashamed of yourselves.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  24. Name*cynthia jones

    Thats wrong because she has a beautiful daughter left behind all this crap but shes well taking care of by her father thats what matter to me .she has all of her mother fortune anyway she is set for life .

    June 23, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. mark

    i sure hope for the sake of her daughter that her ex-"babydaddy"(whatever..) has invested WISELY. Geez, anna nicole and the old man are very dead, and there's the kid, who'll need college money, and all the lawyers who'll need to be paid... Supreme court shouldve freed up a few bucks! Hey, someone should check out Clarence Thomas' connection to the Marshall clan -cuz im sure there is one. That sleezoid is one big bag of conflict of interest!

    June 23, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mary


    June 23, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. The Dimension Machine

    100% not fair
    ‎2012 is coming and a lot of folks say “oh it’s the same as all the other false prediction”I don’t think so. You can feel and smell the fact that we as humans are on the verge of something that needs to change; you do not have to think “doomsday”, read more at TheDimensionMachine dot com

    June 23, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      What you're feeling is the Holy Spirit warning humanity. You are hearing his words of warning through your own prism and are giving it a Mayan spin. Jesus is coming soon, so stop worrying about the Mayans predictions and accept Christ, who will save you from the wrath to come.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • ellen

      I agree with Dan. The Holy Spirit is talking and people best start listening. Read Revelations it's started already and if you don't understand it have a good preacher do it for you. The King is coming get your house in order. We should be praying for the child she left behind and the father raising her.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. Anonymous

    This poor girl didn't have a whole lot to build on in her life except her beauty, and she didn't do anything that countless other women haven't done (using her beauty) to try and make a life for herself and her son (who also passed away tragically). Whether that is appropriate or not is everyone's opinion I suppose, but the simple fact is that she died alone, in a hotel room, and long before her time. Nobody deserves that, and I only hope that she can now find the peace that she was so longed denied in her lifetime, and that her little daughter (who will never remember the short time she had with her Mother) can look back on her Mother's memory and know that her Mother loved her very much.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • w.s.

      That was such a nice thing to say. And it is nice to see among all the stupid, heartless and unforgiving things other people are writing. I wish everyone would put empathy and concern for Dannilynn before the negative comments they are writing about Anna. Concern for an innocent child's happiness and well-being is so much more important.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  29. reversecowgirlplz

    She had nice boobage but overall too porky to be really all that hot

    June 23, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  30. Eaton Butts

    Show me the body.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  31. Angie

    Wow...karma's a beeetch. She used an old man for his money, took his family's money. Now she's dead, her son is dead, her daughter has no mother, and now she's losing her estate.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • The Måd Ræp3r

      The old man used her for her funbags so i'd call it about even.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ellen

      I believe she should get 1/2 of what he made for only the time they were married. I think it was 14 months. They were husband and wife and that sounds fair to me. It should be left in trust for her daughter. It's sad you were so mean about people you didn't know. None of us should speak ill of the dead. We all need to judge not.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      I've got to agree with Ellen on this.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • asgardshill

      "None of us should speak ill of the dead."

      That Adolf Hitler feller was sure a swell guy, wasn't he?

      June 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Rumme

    A dead no talent bimbo, isn't about time end to the stories about her.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • che-3

      You wasted tooooooo much bandwidth. All you needed to say is "The Dead Tell NO Tales"

      June 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mark E

    Another Treasure Chest gone.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  34. JessyCA

    On what regulation the Supreme Court rule was based to rule this case?

    June 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Brandon M

      In English, please.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • che-3

      It was based on INHERENT Special Clause reserved SOLELY for "Special Privileged White Folks". Too bad ain't that "WHITE". As sad as it's; you put yourself in the shoes of Black Folks in America and you will surely understand. Does Black Slogan "Judge Denied" ring a bell? We live by these each say in America.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Benjamin

    Hard to win a case when you're dead...

    June 23, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      They're all dead now - even the son who contested his father's will is dead.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  36. Jeepers

    He was an estate planning lawyer. If he'd wanted her to have more than what she got, he'd have made sure she got it. He only wanted one thing from her. And she only wanted one thing from him. He, however, was much smarter than she was.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Charro

      His kids are greedy bastrds, especially the daughter. She was jealous, too.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  37. m

    To bad

    June 23, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Alice Cooper

      I love the dead
      before they're cold
      Their doookie cabbage
      for me to hold.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Stuart

      You misquoted Alice Cooper. I know those lyrics by heart.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  38. NathR

    Though I think the verdict is right, I still feel sorry for the poor innocent toddler caught up in this mess.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • musings

      At least the little girl will not have sharks swimming around her trying to tap into the fortune. She may be luckier than it seems.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • finally justice

      The toddler has enough money and was not an heir to the fortune of the old man. I am sure Anna left behind enough money and if not, the toddler's dad needs to get a job like the majority, what a concept. This was a joke from the beginning and I am glad she or her estate did not get away with this robbery. Just because she was using lawyers did not make it right. She was trying to take someone else's money and I am glad she did not get away with it.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Cointoss

      Exactly! That little girl was highly prized as an heir of Nicole's. Everyone was claiming to be her father, even Zsa Zsa's husband, that fool! Now that she isn't worth that much, how well will she be taken care of? I hope the best for her future.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. honest

    The Supreme Cour of the United States is a useless bunch of lawyers who waist taxpayers money. We should get ridd of them and establish a peoples court. These high paid idiots have a job for life and knowbody knows what they do.

    They are havely bias and always in favour of our screwed up corrupted Gov.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • JRock

      That may be the dumbest thing I've read on a CNN message board in 5 years. You need to learn: A) how to spell before you criticize, B) what you are talking about in general, and C) that Supreme Court justices are appointed by the people that YOU vote for...

      June 23, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      Cour, waist, ridd, knowbody, havely, favour? And we're supposed to take your opinion seriously?

      June 23, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      If people like you are going to be on the 'peoples' court (perhaps you meant people's, possessive you know), I want nothing to do with it. You can't even spell or use correct grammar, why would I think that you understand ANYTHING about law? The average American is an idiot.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel G. N.

      In fairness, jujubeans, honest did spell "favour" correctly. It's just an alternative spelling, similar to colour and neighbour. You can blame the UK or Canada (your great neighbour to the North)!

      June 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      So you want Judge Judy to decide on these matters?

      June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • welltraveledamerican


      You should move to another country for a few years and then read what you just wrote.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • asgardshill

      So-called "People's Court"s (usually prefaced by the word "Revolutionary" or "Socialist") are invariably smelly, full of soi-disant jurists who wouldn't know the law if it bit them on the taint, and badly decorated (usually in shades of red). True justice has never been as simple as a rule book or a lynch mob.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arglebargle

      @honest = Honestly Illiterate.

      Dude or Dudette, get an education.

      June 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddy

      Invest in a dictionary PLEASE

      June 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jsb

      @honest... No... the waste is in the education you received. You used the wrong word and have no idea how to spell words correctly. Guess that just goes to show that even if you have a spell checker on the PC, you still need to have some sense in order to post on here.

      I don't think we'll be removing the third branch of our government any time soon (there to keep things in check).

      June 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • cul8rv8

      Judge Judy doesn't preside over The People's Court. I don't even think the judges since Wapner and Rusty ran the joint. Koch was awful, Judy's husband Sheindlin was humorous, but still no good. Milian, she's awful.

      Wait, what? You don't have a receipt? I find in favor of the defendant.

      June 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Jared

    This can't be right. This is America, where the court system is firmly anchored in the year 1790. Don't tell me that women are finally losing their leverage?

    June 23, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      That leverage was just on loan.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      You would prefer one rooted in what, Sharia? Just because the roots are there doesn't mean it's antiquated. It is constantly evolving. A high school civics book might might help.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  41. Anna Nicole's Ghost.

    Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! Actually I don't care because I am ghost and there are other rich ghosts for me to dig my gold from.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Thank you! That made me laugh.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • ofcpc1

      ...that's not fair. She (and her estate) are literally getting screwed in this, and so are a lot of other women. If the concept of community property isn't straightforward, then what is.

      June 23, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • CSMinDC

      ofcpc1, she's dead. She nor her estate get nothing. Welcome to justice.

      Ghost, thanks. That was funny.

      June 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • RobS

      Dead people suing dead people. Zombies have have come a long way....

      June 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |

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