HOUMA, La. (AP) — A feud over more than $500,000 in family jewelry has ended up in federal court.

A lawsuit was filed last month over Susan Brunet's claims that her sister, Texas resident Elizabeth Butler, had a diamond ring worth "between $400,000 and $500,000 alone," and a diamond necklace of substantial value that should be returned to her mother's estate.

The Courier reports that subsequent court papers filed on Butler's behalf say Brunet has no right to the jewelry, a claim that state District Judge Timmy Ellender denied in April. Butler also denies all claims made by her sister.