California Mother and Father, never married, have two Children.
After Mother and Father part company, Children, now legal adults, sue Father for child support for the period since Mother and Father separated.
The amount? In round numbers, $134 million.
After all, Father is a billionaire, in fact, a multi-billionaire. And all Father paid in child support was a measly $3 million.
Children argue that is far less than the court would have awarded had Mother and Father gone to court in the first place. Only they didn’t go to court in the first place.
They allegedly reach an amicable agreement while they were still seeing each other.
Father shows a jury that Father supported the Children in grand style, paying for grad school and giving them luxury cars once they had their licenses.
After a trial to a jury, the jury took Father’s view of the case: enough is enough.
Read more in this Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3 news article: Irvine billionare Donald Bren’s adult children fail to win back child support and this Calgary Herald article: Jury sides with billionaire on child support.