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The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Act preempts a Virginia law that would have allowed a decedent’s current wife to recover life insurance proceeds paid to the man’s ex-wife as the policy’s named beneficiary. See “Wife’s action to recover life insurance proceeds preempted, justices rule” U.S. Supreme Court. Hillman v. Maretta, No. 11-1221. June 3, 2013. Lawyers ...

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