Railroad baron William Clark made vast sums of money at the end of the 19th century. He left behind only one daughter when he died. That woman, Huguette Clark, died in 2011 at the age of 104. She did not have children but left estate planning documents. This and other factors may be part of what led to the probate litigation that is currently surrounding her estate.
Huguette Clark reportedly lived in a private room that cost $1,200 a day at the time of her death. While there, she was attended by a private physician. Now, both the physician and the hospital are named in a lawsuit that asserts that they took advantage of the elderly woman while she was in their care.