The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Florida lawyer who claimed that Prince owed him nearly $600,000 for legal services at the time of his death submitted the claim too late to be included in the estate.

The opinion states that in the original claim, Cousins Law did not provide “itemization or detail of the alleged services provided,” but simply stated that it included, “amongst other things, representing Prince in a contested divorce.” Prince divorced his second wife, Manuela Testolini, in October of 2007.

Comerica Bank and Trust is handling the estate, and notified Patrick Counsins in a letter sent in October of 2016 that they were rejecting the claim because it, “Had no basis in law or fact.” The firm was told they had two months to dispute that finding with the court, but because the lawyer did not request a hearing on the matter until February of 2017 the appeals judges affirmed that was longer than the period of time allowed.

Prince died in an accidental drug overdose in April 2016.