The lawyers for a man gunned down at a Warner Robins, Georgia, apartment complex found plenty of evidence to support his premises liability claims against the complex, and its insurer acquiesced to his demand for its $3 million policy limit.

But after landing the settlement for the deceased’s young daughter “all hell broke loose,” leading to a tendentious foray into a tangle of conflicting claims as the child’s two aunts suddenly declared she was not the dead man’s child and that they were the rightful heirs.