- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A lawsuit brought by three trustees who are suing the foundation of the late artist Robert Rauschenberg for $60 million in services is going to trial in Lee County.

The trial began Tuesday. The trustees are seeking the money for what they call “extraordinary services” they’ve provided to the foundation.

Rauschenberg, known as the world’s greatest contemporary artist before his death in 2008, lived in a compound on Captiva Island.

The News-Press (https://newspr.es/SLAMpC) reports that the court case has been going on since 2011.

Court documents show the trustees have paid themselves $1.9 million each so far. Rauschenberg’s estate was worth $600 million at his death. The trustees say due to their efforts, the estate is now worth $2 billion. Foundation lawyers say the trustees should be paid far less.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, https://www.news-press.com


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