A life insurance policy taken out during a marriage that named the spouse as beneficiary is not automatically revoked upon the divorce of the parties, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled.
A husband in a divorce case could not be ordered to cooperate with his wife in obtaining life insurance on his own life in order to secure his child support payments, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Lawyers typically struggle in vain to get life insurance companies to pay up for a drunk driver’s death. But does an alcohol exclusion apply when a man dies from a simple fall down his own front door steps?
The 5th Circuit just decided that it doesn’t take a criminal act for an insurer to invoke an intoxication exclusion to deny accidental death benefits for an alcohol-related fatality.
An ERISA plan was required to provide accidental death benefits for an insured who died in a motorcycle crash while under the influence of alcohol, the 8th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
An ex-wife’s equitable claim to a federal employee’s life insurance benefits is not preempted by federal law, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.
Federal law preempts a state law which would preclude a woman from keeping the proceeds of a federal employee life insurance policy as her ex-husband’s named beneficiary, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A state probate law that extinguishes the right of a divorced spouse to receive life insurance benefits as a named beneficiary is preempted by ERISA, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
Car buyers were not required to arbitrate class claims alleging that they incurred unearned charges in connection with their purchase of optional life insurance coverage, the Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
An ERISA plan improperly applied a “self-inflicted injury” exclusion to deny accidental death benefits for an insured who was under the influence at the time of his fatal jet ski accident, a U.S. District Court in Kentucky has ruled.
Walmart has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the retail giant secretly took out life insurance policies on some of its Florida workers in the 1990s.