Donald Bren, Orange County's richest man with at least $12 billion, doesn't part easily with money. Just ask some of the teenage children he's had out of wedlock. They've been forced to go to court to collect what amounts to a buck fifty in Bren's imperial world.
Bren, owner of the Irvine Company, can sigh in relief after all. The Orange County Business Journal, which broke the missing check story, reports that Bren will collect his refund no matter what.