The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in favor of the mistress of a multimillionaire in a long-running legal battle that has captivated the legal community of this State.
The Court ruled 4-3 and found that the proceeds from the sale of a Florida condominium should go to Anne Melican.
This is the third time the case has appeared before Georgia's top court. The case pits the family of car dealership giant Harvey Strother against his mistress. Ms. Melican wheeled Mr. Strother into his lawyer's office shortly before his death in 2004 to overhaul his will.
Strother's family claimed Melican should not receive the $1.36 million proceeds from the sale of the condo, and a probate judge agreed. But the Supreme Court reversed that ruling and found that Melican had the rights to the condo under Florida law.
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