MN - Prince Estate Dispute
Jarrod Thomas | Apr 12, 2017 AT 2:49 pm
Click to Enlarge
A Minnesota judge says a lawyer who represented Prince in divorce proceedings a decade ago can't collect on nearly $600,000 he says the late rock superstar still owed him before his death.Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide on Tuesday ruled that West Palm Beach, Florida, attorney Patrick Cousins missed a deadline for pursuing his claim against the Prince estate. Cousins represented Prince in his 2007 divorce from Manuela Testolini.The judge ruled that Cousins waited too long to contest a decision by the trust company administering the estate to reject his claims. He also noted that Minnesota has a 6-year statute of limitations on such claims.The judge dismissed Cousins' claims with prejudice, meaning he can't file them again.Prince died April 21, 2016, of an accidental painkiller overdose.