Monday, November 02, 2009

"Heiress fights dad's bequest to the arts"

From the UPI: "The daughter of a late Texas oil pioneer claims lawyers coerced her father into cutting her share of his estate and convinced him to give it to charity instead. Curry Glassell ... claims in a lawsuit her father, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. founder Alfred C. Glassell -- who died at age 95 in 2008 -- was sick and possibly demented when he changed his will at age 87 to give more to Houston arts. She alleges lawyers for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, pushed him to make the change."

More from the Houston Chronicle here.