People: Mar. 18, 2002


ANNA NICOLE SMITH's struggle over her late husband's estate has lasted longer than the couple's marriage. In the latest round, a U.S. District Court judge awarded Smith $88 million of J. Howard Marshall's oil fortune. Smith and Marshall married in 1994 when she was 26 and he was 89; he died 14 months later. Since then, Smith has been battling Marshall's son Pierce, who has disputed that his father wanted Smith to receive any money. Last week the judge concluded Smith deserved half the investment income Marshall earned during their marriage, plus $44 million in punitive damages resulting from...

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