Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Crichton's Estate

The disposition of novelist Michael Crichton's estate may be his last thriller. An excerpt from the Portfolio article:

The son, John Michael Todd Crichton, isn't mentioned in Crichton's will, but as an "omitted child" in legal theory, he may nonetheless be entitled to one-third of the writer's estate. The amount at stake is not known, but may well reach into nine figures: By one account, Crichton earned $100 million a year in his prime.

3 Comments:

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

The hell with what "dad" might have meant. At this point, I'd fight for it.

Wonder what John-Boy did to piss dad off?

E.

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

E,

It will make a great case for a Wills and Estates class.

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

E.

Crichton died 6 months before his son was born (sad). One presumes Mr. Crichton knew his wife was pregnant, but with his death "unexpected", had not updated his will.

 

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