Scaife Will Settled; Daughter to Receive Memorabilia; the Daughter of Late Tribune-Review Publisher Richard Mellon Scaife Has Agreed to Accept Family Memorabilia to Settle a Lawsuit Challenging Her Father's Will. [Derived Headline]

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Scaife Will Settled; Daughter to Receive Memorabilia; the Daughter of Late Tribune-Review Publisher Richard Mellon Scaife Has Agreed to Accept Family Memorabilia to Settle a Lawsuit Challenging Her Father's Will. [Derived Headline]


Cholodofsky, Rich, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The daughter of late Tribune-Review publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has agreed to accept family memorabilia to settle a lawsuit challenging her father's will.

Common Pleas Judge Richard E. McCormick Jr. on Wednesday signed the agreement ending the challenge by Jennie Scaife, 54, of Palm Beach, Fla. She sought to invalidate the will, claiming her father's lawyer used undue influence to exclude her from the final version of the document completed before his death in 2014.

Terms of the settlement call for Jennie Scaife to receive no money from the estate, but she will take possession of pictures, jewelry and other items considered to be family memorabilia.

She will receive more than 160 items, including cuff links, plaques, a silver Tiffany and Co.-engraved pen, a childhood teddy bear, boxed medallions, a signed Bart Simpson cartoon personalized to her father, books, photographs and other family remembrances.

The settlement calls for Jennie Scaife to donate 41 items -- such as diaries, books and other family writings -- to the Allegheny Foundation.

"The last will that we believe to be valid provided family memorabilia to Jennie Scaife. We have reached a settlement to provide those items to Jennie Scaife," said her lawyer, Peter St. Tienne Wolff. "We are pleased with the resolution."

Trent Echard, attorney for the estate, said, "The settlement resolves the litigation, and the executors for the estate deny the allegations of wrongdoing that have been made in this case. …

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