Who is entitled to share an insurance settlement filed and paid out after death?

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Father was diagnosed with mesothelioma after death.Lawsuits were filed. Brother claims that half of the money goes to him based on Will is this right. My father past away 2 years ago leaving my brother as executor of his Will. Father left his share of property to brother other half to be divided among the living children. Father diagnosed with mesothelioma after death. Brother took action without consulting family. Filed lawsuits only through his name. His claim is that since father left half of property to him, therefore,he is entitled to half of money from lawsuit. s this a legal claim?

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