Dispute over Jimi Hendrix’s estate settled

The legal dispute over the estate of late American guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix has been settled, according to an article from Rolling Stone.

A settlement has been reached between Jimi Hendrix’s adopted sister and the operator of his estate, Janie Hendrix, and his brother, Leon Hendrix, over a 2009 claim that Leon Hendrix and his company, Hendrix Licensing, sold merchandise that used the late icon’s signature and image without the rights. The settlement, which was reached in July, banned Hendrix Licensing from selling items with the registered Jimi Hendrix trademark. Both parties also agreed on an undisclosed settlement amount.

In 2002, Jimi Hendrix’s father died, leaving the late music icon’s $80 million estate to his daughter, Janie Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix died without a will in September 1970, which has only complicated matters.

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Audrey Hepburn’s sons in dispute over her personal items

The sons of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn are reportedly embroiled in an estate battle against each other over a storage locker filled with their mother’s mementos – from jewelry and hats, to awards and photographs, Inquisitr reported on May 27.

According to the report, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star wrote a will that granted her two sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, ownership over the contents of the locker. However, the two were not able to divide up the memorabilia on their own, as Heburn’s will did not specify which son would keep which items.

Sean and Luca were the late star’s only children from two different marriages.

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Robin Williams’ children and wife granted extension to settle estate

Late comedian Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children have been given more time to settle their differences over Williams’ memorabilia in private, according to a report by the SF Gate on June 1.

Judge Andrew Cheng gave a new deadline of July 29, by which both parties should reach an agreement relating to the star’s disputed personal items and provide the results of an appraisal on his home in Bay Area, which would affect how much money his widow would get. To date, only 60 of the 360 disputed items have been settled. In March, the judge previously gave both parties until June 1 to divide up his mementos to avoid an ugly court battle.

Robin Williams’ widow filed a petition last December claiming that some of the comedian’s personal effects were removed from their Tiburon home a couple of days after his death.

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