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Can Laura Smet challenge the will of her father Johnny Hallyday?

February 2018

In a press release sent to the France Presse Agency (AFP) on February 12, 2018, Laura Smet announced that she intended to challenge the will of her father, Johnny Hallyday. As per the terms of said will, Johnny Hallyday reportedly left all of his property and artistic rights exclusively his last wife, Laëtitia Hallyday, as permitted under California law.

What are the chances of success of such a legal action in light of the most recent case-law developments?

Read our article on the subject