Tentative deal in dispute over NY heiress' will

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Associated Press

Posted on September 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 22 at 8:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached in a New York court fight over the will of an eccentric Montana copper mining heiress.

A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Huguette (oo-GET') Clark's relatives have reached a tentative settlement with a hospital, a nurse and others over the distribution of her roughly $300 million estate.

Clark's relatives will get about $34.5 million after taxes under the deal.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the settlement because it hasn't yet been made public.

Several of the many lawyers involved with the case declined to comment or didn't immediately return calls.

Clark owned lavish properties but opted to spend her last 20 years in a Manhattan hospital. She died in 2011 at age 104.

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