Posted: Sep 16, 2013 6:47 PM by Jamie Leary - MTN News
Even in death the heiress to the copper king fortune continues to make headlines.
A portion of the last will of Huguette Clark, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 104, has a particular provision that is causing the latest controversy among her relatives.
It says, "I intentionally make no provision in this, my Last Will Testament for any members of my family, whether on my paternal or maternal side, having had minimal contact with them over the years."
Her will lists her nurse and her goddaughter as the recipients of the majority of her $300 million fortune.
Clark also divvied out a portion to various charities, art galleries and other staff.
The New York Post states that Clark's relatives are challenging the will alleging that her staff influenced her decisions.
Jury selection will begin Tuesday in Manhattan, in a civil trial over her will.
MTN has reached out to Clark's attorney who executed her will as well as the attorney representing Clark's relatives and are still waiting for a response from both.
We will post more updates as soon as we know more.