For some time we have been following the bizarre story of Hugette Clark, the reclusive mining heiress who died in 2011 at the age of 104. She had lived for years in Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, running up hospital bills in the millions even though there was evidently nothing remarkably amiss with her health. During this time, hospital officials ingratiated themselves with her and received gifts in excess of 40 million dollars.

It has now been reported by UPI, among other news sources , that the New York County Public Administrator has filed an action against the hospital for 100 million dollars on behalf of the Clark estate. The suit alleges that the hospital kept her stay a "secret in order to extract millions of dollars in ‘rent’ and ‘gifts’ from her. One of her doctors reportedly received upwards of $900,000 from her. It was further alleged that during her lengthy stay at the hospital, there was never any psychological assessment done such as might have justified her remaining there as a patient.