• Surrogate's Court, New York County
  • 09/1479/A/B/C
  • Apr 19 2017 (Date Decided)
  • Surrogate Mella
ESTATE OF RICHARD CEBEK, Deceased (09/1479/A/B/C) — The Administrator of decedent's estate, Chloe Cebek, seeks authority to compromise a cause of action for her father's wrongful death and collect $1.4 million in settlement of such cause of action that had been pending in a Massachusetts court. Petitioner also seeks to judicially settle her account and distribute the proceeds. Decedent died at the age of 42 on May 31, 2008, while detained at a Massachusetts correctional facility. Under the circumstances presented, compromise of the cause of action is approved and the restrictions on the letters issued by this court are removed. The administrator is authorized to collect the compromise proceeds and to execute such receipts and releases as may be required.

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