Helmsley Family and State Law Bar Fulfillment of Will

It appears that the will of Leona Helmsley may go unfulfilled in critical parts. State law prevents Helmsley’s dog from being buried with her. Helmsley left the eight-year-old Maltese $12 million to live on — an amount viewed widely as obscene, particularly after Helmsley’s notorious treatment of employees, cutting off family members, and financially ruining her son’s widow. Now, her brother has indicated that he will not comply with the demand to take care of the dog.