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Smith’s lawyers revive estate cash battle

Before she died in 2007, Smith demanded more than $300 million (£188 million) from oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall’s estate, maintaining he promised her the cash during their 14-month marriage, which ended with the 89-year-old’s death in 1995.

The long-running legal battle seemingly came to an end last month (Mar10), when federal court judges ruled that Smith’s estate should not get a pay out.

But Smith’s attorneys have refused to back down – they’ve filed papers at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California demanding the judges reverse the ruling or they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The legal documents, obtained by TMZ.com, outline a separate case in which the same judges made a similar decision several years ago, only to have their ruling overturned by the Supreme Court.

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