In re Rodriguez

Ruling: 
Deceased debtor's brother could not collect remaining estate funds absent showing of entitlement.
Procedural posture: 
A bankruptcy debtor died intestate, the debtor's case was then dismissed, and the bankruptcy trustee placed funds remaining in the debtor's estate with the clerk of court. The debtor's brother ex parte applied for payment of the unclaimed funds on the ground that he was the debtor's sole heir with the right to collect the debtor's funds.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on March 19,2013, LexisNexis #0413-109