Now we know that the Will Lummis settled with several claimants who claimed to be married to Howard etc but if someone claims to be a child of Howard, how can they proceed?? I can tell you now that the Hughes relatives in Houston are not likely to cooperate much. A legitimate child showing up now would throw an awful wrench into the works of the Summerlin settlement (some estimate 2.5 billion dollars).
Could this benefit the Lummis etc heirs?
Quite possibly! From what I can read, General Growth has them on the ground gasping for air and is proceeding to strangle them and will leave them with very little in the final Summerlin payout. Any legitimate heir would likely come from a much poorer background and be very grateful of being helped by powerful people like the Lummis'. If the DNA were matched to both Jean and Howard, then the heir would be in a position to claim "theft by unlawful taking and a multitude of other wrongs."
A prenegotiated settlement with the two heir groups could result in the court awarding the entire residual Summerlin property to the newly discovered heir. Since the previous heirs would have helped, it is resonable to beleive that there would be plenty for all. Since stolen property is still the property of the original owner, the court would likely remove any title from General Growth! Of course this is all supposition based on a positive DNA test from both the Peters and the Hughes sides. What's the likely hood of that happening. About as likely as the earth's atmosphere shrinking, I'd say! (look that one up).