Okay, I thought she got a "small" amount- I was SO wrong... here is the article from a few months back.
Apparently, $88 million just isn't enough for Anna Nicole Smith.
The plus-sized ex-Playboy Playmate has dispatched her lawyer to court to ask for $30 million in interest on the huge chunk of money she scored from the estate of her deceased hubby, that very old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II.
Smith's lawyer, Philip Boesch, made the formal request to U.S. District Judge David O. Carter Monday at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana, California.
Carter had ruled March 7 in favor of Smith in her long running dispute with her stepson, E. Pierce Marshall. Citing "malicious misconduct" on the part of the young Marshall, Carter awarded the once-upon-a-time model $44 million of her departed spouse's reputed $1.2 billion fortune, plus another $44 million in punitive damages.
Howard Marshall died in 1995, at the age of 90, leaving his estate in a trust, which included no mention of Smith or his other son, J. Howard Marshall III. But, as Carter's ruling stated, Smith (whose goes by her married name, Vickie Lynn Marshall, in court papers) had a reasonable expectation of receiving a portion of her husband's fortune.
Now, Smith's legal crew reckons that the 34-year-old entertainer is due interest on her portion dating back to the time of her husband's passing.
The judge says he will issue a decision at a later date.
Surprising no one, lawyers for E. Pierce Marshall immediately cried foul and stated they will appeal on the grounds Texas law "does not provide for the relief she's asking for."
Pierce Marshall's spokesman David Margulies was a bit more blunt in comments to the Associated Press: "When their client gets $6 million for every month of marriage and then goes back and asks for more, it's unbelievable."