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With a tart rebuke from a California court of appeals, San Francisco socialite Summer Tompkins Walker came up empty-handed again in her bid to inherit money from her billionaire father, who co-founded The North Face and Esprit.

Douglas Tompkins (pictured above with his wife Kristine) died in a kayaking accident in Chile in December 2015, but left no money to his two adult daughters. According to his lawyers, he didn’t believe in inherited wealth, and wanted his fortune to fund conservation efforts in South America, where he gifted vast swaths of land to create five national parks in Chile and Argentina.

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Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is editor of The Litigation Daily and author of the "Daily Dicta" column. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at jgreene@alm.com.

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