When wealthy people die, heirs tend to fight.
Marvin Rush II may not be a household name.
He was not in movies.
He was not a singer.
He was a successful businessman.
According to a recent San Antonio Express-News article titled “Dueling wills filed over late truck dealer Marvin Rush’s estate,” his family is now fighting over the fruits of his success.
Marvin Rush had built a large estate.
A big part of his estate was stock in his own Rush Enterprises.
There are more than 1,000 Rush Truck Centers in 22 states.
Company shares are worth an estimated $74 million.
In 2017, the company profits were $172 million on $4.7 billion in revenue.
Approximately 7,000 employees work for the company.
In short, his estate is worth a lot by any meassure.
His son filed a will from 2006 and his widow a will from both May and November of 2013.
The first will gave the shares to the son.
The latter wills did not.
Not surprisingly, Barbara claims to be the beneficiary of the Rush estate as provided in the latter wills.
Rush battled Lewy Body Dementia at the end of his life.
Rusty claims his father suffered from this when the new wills were made and lacked the competency to execute them.
Barbara adamantly denies this.
This estate battle is not expected to end overnight.
Reference: San Antonio Express-News (August 24, 2018) “Dueling wills filed over late truck dealer Marvin Rush’s estate”