The estate of Anna Nicole Smith will not receive any of the $300 million allegedly promised the star by her late oil tycoon husband.
The Associated Press reports Friday that a federal appeals court ruled against Smith's estate in a battle that began with the 1995 death of billionaire J. Howard Marshall at the age of 90. The late Smith wed Marshall in 1994, and later claimed that he had promised her $300 million out of his $1.6 billion fortune.
The court ruled that a verdict rendered in 2001 -- which favored Marshall's son, E. Pierce Marshall -- should be upheld, and that any later rulings promising money to Smith should be ignored.
Model and E! reality star Smith died at age 39 in 2007; she is survived by daughter Dannielynn, 3.