Judge Rules Documents About Prince Estate Fees & Property Can Stay Under Seal

Prince performs at the Kodak Theatre
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Prince performs on May 24, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. 

The judge handling the case over Prince's estate has ruled that certain documents dealing with special administrator fees and the sale of real estate can remain under seal.

Bremer Trust, the special administrator overseeing the estate, asked for permission to keep some documents sealed because they contain confidential, sensitive information that's protected by attorney-client privilege.

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Judge Kevin Eide granted that request in an order made public Wednesday (Aug. 3), citing the documents' confidential nature. He added that the special administrator intends to file redacted documents with the court.

Documents show legal bills for sorting out Prince's estate are already in the millions, with the biggest share -- $1.9 million -- going to the Stinson Leonard Street law firm.

Prince died on April 21 of a drug overdose. He was 57.