|Bobby Fischer’s Case Likely to Be Appealed|
|Written by Iceland Review|
|Saturday, 05 March 2011 03:10|
It appears as if the Supreme Court of Iceland will hear the case surrounding late chess grandmaster Robert J. Fischer’s estate for the fifth time as the lawyer representing his nephews, Gudjón Ólafur Jónsson, said he expects this week’s verdict at Reykjavík District Court that Fischer’s widow, Miyoko Watai, is his legal heir will be appealed.
The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Case proceedings because of disputes on who will inherit Fischer’s estate, who passed away in Iceland on January 17, 2008, have been ongoing for almost three years, Morgunbladid reports.
Fischer’s nephews claim to be the late grandmaster’s closest relatives while Watai has submitted a marriage license, issued by the Japanese Embassy in Reykjavík. This week Reykjavík District Court ruled that she and Fischer had indeed been legally married.
Fischer was a wealthy man at the time of his death; his assets are estimated to be worth ISK hundreds of millions (ISK 100 million = USD 864,000, EUR 619,000).
|Last Updated on Friday, 18 November 2011 12:56|