Conflict of Laws — Escheat of Intangible Property to the State of Situs

The intestate died domiciled in California leaving no known heirs or next of kin. In addition to property in California adequate to pay his debts, the deceased left deposits in three New York banks. The domiciliary administrator, acting as ancillary administrator in New York, received the proceeds of the bank accounts, petitioned for judicial settlement, and requested payment of the ancillary estate to himself as domiciliary administrator. Held, the money should be paid to the Comptroller of the State of New York as abandoned property. In re Menschefrend’s Estate, 283 App. Div. 463, 128 N.Y.S. (2d) 738 (1954).