• Surrogate's Court, Bronx County
  • Surrogate Holzman
ESTATE OF SHARON DUFFY, Deceased — The administrator, one of the decedent's daughters, seeks to remove the restrictions contained in her limited letters of administration so that she may distribute the settlement proceeds of a wrongful death action settled in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Polster, J.). The settlement is subject to a confidentiality agreement that was "so ordered" by the U.S. District Court judge. In order to maintain the required confidentiality, the federal court order and the papers on which it was based were submitted to this court in a separate sealed envelope for an in camera inspection and were not placed in the file or scanned.