A legal question has halted jury selection hours after it started in a trial surrounding the $300 million fortune of a reclusive New York heiress.
Attorneys began questioning prospective jurors Thursday in a case examining the validity of Huguette Clark's will.
Then jury selection stopped so a judge can decide whether attorneys for an arts foundation should participate in the case. The disputed will establishes the charity.
It's unclear how soon a ruling on that question may come.
Clark died in 2011 at age 104. Her father was a Montana copper baron who founded Las Vegas.
She signed two wills within six weeks in 2005. The first largely left her estate to distant relatives. The second cut them out and benefited arts charities, a hospital, a nurse, and others.