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Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« on: February 08, 2007, 07:24:10 PM »
Doesn't anyone care? What has this world come to?  :P

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/08/anna.nicole.collapses/index.html
I can't believe these obnoxious Michigan students, who use the board not to share information, but to socialize (as pathetic as that is)

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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 07:25:55 PM »
not really.

its going to be a feeding frenzy for control of her estate, though
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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 07:26:46 PM »
Doesn't anyone care? What has this world come to?  :P

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/08/anna.nicole.collapses/index.html

It's only in like 3 different threads already.

I'm a little slow today. It must be all the TRIMSPA, BABY!

/tasteless?
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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007, 10:24:48 PM »
Frankly Im a little disgusted that all the flags aren't flying at half-staff. Would it hurt to show a little respect? They did for that Ford guy (whoever he was), so why can't they do it for A.N.S.? She's the closest thing we'll ever have to royalty in this country.

I'm kinda sad that her tox screen came back clean. I had $5 on a xanax overdose.

Really?! THAT is news.

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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2007, 11:17:10 PM »
According to this, law schools care:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070310/ap_en_ce/anna_nicole_smith_law_schools

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press Writer Sat Mar 10, 4:58 PM ET

MIAMI -
Anna Nicole Smith never finished high school, but the strange twists of the model's life and now her death are helping teach lessons at law schools around the country.

Even before her death last month, Smith was a case study for students of estate law. Her lengthy, widely publicized court feud with the family of her late husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, over his estate landed them in at least one widely used textbook, "Wills, Trusts and Estates."

Now, because of a poorly drafted will and the courtroom fights over her burial and custody of her infant daughter, law professors are finding her troubles can again serve as an example to students.

Professors say that over the past month they have answered questions about court proceedings in the case or have used Smith to illustrate an issue in class. Some have even distributed and discussed copies of her will.

"The students were asking right away 'When are we going to talk about Anna Nicole Smith?'" said Susan French, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. She assigned Smith's will as reading material and discussed it in class.

French and other professors said Smith's case brings up good points for discussion and touches on issues covered by their classes.

For example, what happens if children are born after a will is written, as Smith's infant daughter was? What happens if a beneficiary dies before the will's creator, as Smith's son did?

One clause, in which Smith appears to disinherit future spouses and children, is particularly intriguing for law classes. It's something a man would write if he might have illegitimate children, professors said. Why would it be in Smith's will? Was she an egg donor? Did she give a baby up for adoption? Or, was it just language carelessly copied from a template?

Smith's will also illustrates one common flaw, that many wills don't include a contingency plan, said Stephen Urice, a professor of trusts and estates at the University of Miami.

Urice's students also read Smith's will and discussed its flaws in class.

"It was enormously helpful," student Lou Mandarini of the classroom critiquing of Smith's will.

Unlike Smith's case, fresh from the headlines, most classroom examples seem divorced from daily events, said Sean Carney, a law student at the University of California, Davis.

"Even though the cases we read about come from the real world they come bound in a big fat book," Carney said.

Two professors who expect to confront Smith's case again are New York University's Robert Sitkoff and Northwestern University's James Lindgren, editors of "Wills, Trusts and Estates," in which Smith previously served as an example.

Sitkoff is teaching the subject at Harvard this semester, and received e-mails from students asking questions about Smith even before he brought her up in class. Lindgren was surprised when a class of international students also expressed interest.

Smith will likely remain in their book's next edition, both said, partly because students enjoy cases with recognizable participants.

"There can be contracts cases with Elvis. It does make it easier to teach," Lindgren said.
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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 04:37:05 PM »
my professor replied to a student, and i quote:  "never mention the name of anna nicole smith in my classroom again"

he received a standing ovation
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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 03:25:24 AM »
What?!? Anna Nicole Smith is dead?!?  How did I miss this?!?

When is the last time you watched the news? I am so sick of seeing her face she's STILL on TV all the time.

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Re: Anna Nicole Smith is dead
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 07:28:43 AM »
president gump did it, alhough definitely not in white house library.