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May 31, 1985 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The Getty family, one of America's wealthiest, on Thursday resolved its feud over a $4-billion trust after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the lone remaining dissenter to agree to a plan that divides the mammoth bequest into four smaller trusts of $750 million each and sets aside $1 billion for taxes.
May 4, 2006 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The director of the J. Paul Getty Museum will meet with Greek culture officials in Athens May 16 to discuss demands that the Getty return four allegedly looted antiquities. The visit by museum Director Michael Brand, announced Wednesday by the J. Paul Getty Trust, comes as Greek authorities step up a criminal investigation aimed at securing the return of four Getty objects, including a 2,500-year-old solid gold funerary crown considered to be one of the museum's antiquities masterpieces.
May 30, 1985 | From United Press International
The Getty family, one of America's wealthiest clans, today resolved a bitter feud over disposition of a $4-billion trust and agreed to divide it into four smaller trusts of $750 million each. Agreement was reached after the attorney for 16-year-old Tara Getty ended his lone opposition to the settlement and told Superior Court Judge Richard P. Byrne that he had reconsidered and agreed to sign it in the interest of "family peace."
September 4, 1993
A jury has ruled that the multimillionaire son and daughter-in-law of the late oil baron J. Paul Getty must pay a Torrance aircraft brokerage firm almost $4 million in damages for withholding a $432,500 commission on the purchase of a luxury Boeing 727. Figures in the 2 1/2-week trial included members of one of America's wealthiest families, an aircraft broker whose clients have included Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy and Sammy Davis Jr.
May 22, 1985 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
With resolution of a family feud over disposition of the $4-billion Sarah C. Getty Trust at hand, a Getty family lawyer Tuesday broke ranks with his client and 25 other family members who want to end the dispute, saying the proposed settlement would compromise the rights of unborn heirs to the J. Paul Getty fortune. Los Angeles lawyer Seth M.
December 7, 1997
1953: J. Paul Getty founds the J. Paul Getty Museum at the site of his Spanish-style home on his 65-acre ranch in Malibu as a California charitable trust, thereby earning large tax breaks from the IRS. The museum opens, with an annual budget of $25,000, in May 1954, absent Getty, who sends his regrets from the oil fields of Kuwait. * 1968: Getty decides to build a larger museum on the same site in a design identical to the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum.
December 15, 2006 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
The J. Paul Getty Museum is having what amounts to a garage sale -- only theirs is expected to bring in as much as $2 million. Through Sotheby's auction house, the Getty plans to dispose of 39 paintings, mainly 17th century Dutch and Flemish works that Scott Schaefer, curator of paintings, said were acquired by J. Paul Getty to hang at his homes.
May 23, 1985 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, siding with the lone holdout to settlement of litigation over the $4-billion Sarah C. Getty Trust, on Wednesday asked Getty family lawyers to consider changing their agreement to protect the rights of unborn heirs to the J. Paul Getty fortune. "I've (privately) expressed the concerns I have with the settlement agreement," Judge Richard P. Byrne told the two dozen Getty family lawyers gathered in his courtroom.
June 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II today awarded an honorary knighthood to American oil tycoon John Paul Getty II, one of Britain's most generous philanthropists and a resident of Britain for the past 15 years. Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe recommended the award for Getty's "extensive benefactions to British art, sporting, humanitarian, environmental and other charitable causes."
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