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Lottery winner's assets frozen in wrongful death suit

You may already be following the story of the Michigan postal worker whose lottery club hit the jackpot. His share was about $1.4 million after taxes. The lottery drawing was in February. In May the postal worker was accused of killing his daughter's landlord in dispute over rent and possible eviction.

The widow of the landlord filed a wrongful death suit against the postal worker. Now a judge has agreed to freeze the postal worker's assets. The judge issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the transfer dissipation or squandering of the assets. Another hearing is scheduled for June 28 to decide whether the order should be made permanent.

The widow is concerned that by the time her wrongful death case is adjudicated.

The incident which gave rise to the wrongful death case occurred began in October when the postal workers daughter received her first eviction notice from the landlord. She had been having financial troubles and was apparently unable to cover the rent. On May 7 the landlord attempted to evict the daughter and an argument ensued.

The daughter called her father who drove over to her apartment. During the ensuing altercation between the postal worker and the landlord, authorities say that the postal worker shot and killed. The postal worker is also facing criminal murder charges.

The landlord had moved to the area from Australia shortly before his death. He had bought the apartment building and was in the process of repairing and renovating it when he lost his life.

Source: The Examiner "Judge freezes lottery winnings in civil suit against accused murderer" Robert Brignall, June 8, 2011

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