16 May, 2007
Now that Howard K. Stern is the “exchequer” of the Anna Nicole Smith estate, I wonder who is going to take care of this bill? Of course, though, this is the same law firm that handled the Horizons deal in the first place. I imagine they will be counter-sued big time:
Bahamas law firm sues Anna Nicole Smith
NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters): A Bahamas law firm says it is suing former Playboy Playmate and oil heiress Anna Nicole Smith for unpaid legal fees of $113,000.
|Former Playboy playmate Anna
Nicole Smith. AFP FILE PHOTO
Callenders, based in Nassau, secured an injunction from the Bahamas Supreme Court forbidding Smith to reduce the balance in her local bank accounts below $125,000.
Attorney Tracy Ferguson said Smith had repeatedly failed to pay fees due her company.
“We are determined to pursue this. We will be paid. Ms. Smith now needs to respond to this and stop being evasive,” the Nassau Tribune newspaper quoted Ferguson as saying on Friday.
An attorney for Smith could not be reached for comment.
Smith hired Callenders in September to handle affairs surrounding her 20-year-old son Daniel, who died at his mother’s hospital bedside three days after she gave birth to daughter Dannie Lynn Hope.
The firm later withdrew its services, but only after several weeks of work.
This week, the firm filed a lawsuit seeking to enforce the injunction to recoup fees, interest and costs.
In an affidavit, Ferguson said she believed Smith had the funds to pay “but that she has a total aversion to paying her bills and that she will seek to avoid paying the fees by any means that occur to her, including by sending her money within this jurisdiction abroad.”
But, what exactly is, “It?” The Bahamian Ministry of Tourism coined that wallet draining phrase sometime in the 1970’s to conjure visions of surf, sun and sex. Well, sure, but you can get that anywhere. To me, the “It” is Howard K. Stern, and “It” is truly better in the Bahamas. Consider, here’s a guy whose parents funded an education for a seat wasted in law school deserved by anyone motivated beyond butt-warming the bench. I mean, come on, the dood doesn’t work, has “represented” only one “client,” and save for his current entertainment-noir value, his contribution is as meaningful as that “germ-ed” penny we all step over on the grocery store floor. Sociopaths with an itinerary like Howard’s see plenty of surf, sun and sex at exotic enclaves like Ryker’s Island, unfortunately, at our expense. In the United States, it costs close to $30,000 annually on average to house a con Howard’s age, and that number grows to $70,000 over age 60. If not in jail, where else would he land? He doesn’t own a home, work is not going to happen, and the free rent money is dead, so, where – homeless? The social cost of caring for the indigent in the United States is not far behind jail, but if necessary, I’ll pick up and spend that extra bad penny to keep his mug off the streets. So, I couldn’t agree more, y’all keep Howard; “‘It’s,’ Better In The Bahamas.”
“It” knows The Bahamas are better too. Talk about a sack of sugar deal – high rollers don’t get it this good at the Bellagio. Rent-free, all expenses paid, surf, sun and sex (the latter debatable, of course). According to Bahamian Law with regard to “Squatters,” Howard may (emphasis on may) wind up suffering a two week notice to leave “Horizons,” and a $50 dollar fine:
Gotta know Mr. G. Ben Thompson, whom I’m betting really does own Horizons, does not agree “It’s’ Better In The Bahamas.” But all hope is not lost. Being an animal lover, I’m not an advocate of this, but were I G. Ben, I’d be thinking about bringing a cow over from Myrtle Beach, roping it up in the front yard, and getting some “spring breakers” involved in a “drive-by cow tipping.” The money is better; a $500 fine, and Howard could be relocated to the big pink house for six months, where there is surf, sun, and (sex is not debated).
“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm