ESTATE OF WINSTON W. JONES, Deceased
ESTATE OF WINSTON W. JONES, Deceased — The administrator, the decedent's spouse, seeks to distribute from her attorneys' escrow account the remaining proceeds of causes of action settled in the Supreme Court, New York County, before a Special Master. The causes of action arose from the decedent's exposure to asbestos.
The decedent died intestate on March 20, 2004. In addition to the petitioner, the decedent's distributees are two daughters who were served with process and defaulted. Similar applications were approved previously. Under the circumstances presented, including the consent of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and the lack of any debts or claims presented herein, the court grants the request to allocate 90 percent of the net distributable proceeds to the personal injury cause of action and the balance to the wrongful death cause of action.
The funds allocated to personal injury are to be paid to the administrator. The funds allocated to wrongful death are to be paid to the spouse. The restrictions imposed upon the administrator and her counsel shall remain in full force and effect with regard to any remaining defendants and causes of action.
January 24, 2013