Court rejects Bellosguardo claim

A California court has rejected the claim of a woman who says Huguette Clark gave her Bellosguardo, her $85 million Santa Barbara home on 23 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in 1985. (This plaintiff is not the only one to come to me with such claims. So far I've chosen not to write about them. They keep popping up like Howard Hughes's wills. In fact, a good exhibit at the Nevada state museum includes a Howard Hughes will kit that someone sold as a novelty, with letterhead you could use to write your own.) The judge lays out the facts in the decision.