Court Hears Utah Man's Claim To Cut Of Howard Hughes Estate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) A Utah delivery man is taking his claim for a share of Howard Hughes' estate to a federal appeals court in Denver.

The 10th U.S. Circuit court of appeals scheduled a hearing Wednesday on Melvin Dummar's decades-long battle for $156 million. he says Hughes left him the money in a handwritten will.

Dummar says the money was his reward for rescuing the billionaire in the Nevada desert in 1967.

In 1978, a Nevada jury said the handwritten will was bogus. Dummar has been in federal court, fighting to overturn that finding.

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