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Judge won't hear media request at Prince estate hearing

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The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate case won't allow attorneys for several media companies to intervene in an upcoming hearing.

In a letter to attorneys made public Saturday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has denied the media's request to be heard at a Monday hearing.

The media groups, including The Associated Press, asked to intervene to ensure the press and public would have access to estate proceedings and records.

Eide previously barred cameras from Monday's hearing, which could delve into claims about Prince's possible heirs. He also said he might close portions of the hearing if he has to address paternity questions about specific people.

Prince died in April. No will has emerged for his estate, estimated to be worth as much as $300 million.

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