Anna Nicole Smith is free to go after a share of her late husband's fortune. That's because she has the entire US Supreme Court on her side in a technicality.
The justices agreed unanimously that federal courts in California can deal with her case despite a Texas state court ruling that the husband's youngest son is the sole heir to the estate.
Looking back at the long history of the case: Smith won a 474 (m) million-dollar judgment, which was cut to about 89 (m) million and eventually reduced to zero. Although yesterday's ruling reinstates her case, there's no guarantee she'll collect any money.
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