ESTATE OF LITAL GAMLIEL, Deceased — The administrator seeks to compromise causes of action arising from the decedent's death and judicially account for the settlement proceeds and a no-fault death benefit.
The decedent died intestate on April 2, 2006 at the age of 17 as the result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident.
The decedent's distributees are her parents, both of whom consent to the relief requested and the father waived any interest in the recovery. Under the circumstances presented, including the consent of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the lack of any debts or claims presented herein, and that the decedent never regained consciousness, the court grants the request to allocate the net distributable proceeds to the wrongful death cause of action.
Counsel fees and disbursements are allowed in the sum requested. The net distributable proceeds and the lump sum death benefit may be distributed in the manner requested.
November 26, 2012