Eastman heirs battle over trust

NEW YORK. A New York state court has refused to dismiss objections to the settlement of a trust created by the collector Lee Eastman, which held $60m worth of art among its assets (The Art Newspaper, February, p42). The case must now go to trial, pitting Mr Eastman’s heirs against those of his second wife, Monique. The celebrated New York entertainment lawyer set up the trust to benefit Monique on his death in 1991. She died 14 years later in 2005. Both had children from their first marriages and it is these heirs who are at loggerheads. M.L

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