Estate of Denial: A Michigan industrialist, Wellington Burt,  drafted his will preventing his family members from inheriting any of his estate for nearly 100 years.  Burt, who died in 1919, drafted a will which provided that no distributions from the estate should occur until 21 years after the death of his last living grandchild.  Burt's last living grandchild died in 1989, and the heirs have been battling since then to determine their respective share of the estate.