Anna Nicole Smith Loses Supreme Court Case Posthumously

After more than a decade, a dead woman's battle for her dead husband's money has finally ended. The Supreme Court ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith today.

Anna's estate had been fighting for a piece of her billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall's estate. After Marshall's death in the first year of his marriage to Smith, it turned out she had not been included in his will. She accused Marshall's heirs of conspiring to deny her the $300 million she said her husband promised her, and launched a complicated legal battle. The Supreme Court ultimately siding with a Texas probate court that had sided with the Marshalls. Legal types can view the decision here. Anna Nicole died in 2007, with the legal battle still hanging over her head. [LATimes, SupremeCourt, image via Getty]