Monday, December 8, 2014


On or about February 16, 2011, Freddie Young was a winner of the Michigan Lottery with his share equaling approximately $2,160,051.00. On or about May 7, 2011, Greg McNicol, now deceased, was the owner and landlord of an apartment at which Defendant Freddie Young’s daughter was living. Mr. McNicol brought to her attention the fact that she was behind in her rent and was the subject of complaints by other residents about loud and disorderly parties taking place in her apartment. In response to the complaints, Ms. Young called her father, Freddie Young. Mr. Young arrived at the apartment building, brandished a Magnum 44 at McNicol, shot and killed him. A few days after the murder, Freddie Young was arrested and at the time of his arrest, had in his possession a large sum of money, which on information and belief, consisted of lottery winnings from the previously held lottery drawing. Said possessions were seized and held by the Detroit Police Department. On June 7, 2011, Plaintiff’s Estate filed with the court an ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order asking the court to enter a temporary order prohibiting Freddie Young from transferring, dissipating or otherwise squandering his current assets, including the lottery winnings, pending resolution of the wrongful death claim. On June 7, 2011, Plaintiff’s Estate entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting Freddie Young from transferring, dissipating or otherwise squandering his current assets, pending resolution of the claim. A motion was filed before the court for a temporary restraining order which was entered by the court on June 28, 2011. A temporary restraining order was revisited before the court and is still in effect pending resolution of the judgment entered against Freddie Young. On February 7, 2012, Judge Ryan heard Proofs and Summary Judgment on liability was entered. On March 6, 2012, Judge Ryan appointed a receiver to preserve the assets under the TRO. (Freddie Young was convicted of second degree murder in July 2012). On October 12, 2012, a damage trial was held before the Honorable Dan Ryan at which time the Estate of Greg McNicol was awarded $4.75 million dollars in damages. Judgment was entered on October 23, 2012. Submitted by: David W. Christensen, Mary Pat Rosen, Sandra J. Renard; 5510 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202; 313-875-8080;

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