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TOP CASE: Federal Appeals Court Vacates Proposed Rule Calling for SEC Regulation of Fixed Index Annuities

By Sherilyn Pastor, Partner and Practice Group Leader, McCarter & English, LLP On July 12, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Am. Equity Inv. Life Ins. Co. v. SEC, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 14249 (D.C. Cir. July 12, 2010) struck a blow to the Securities and...

Nationwide v. Steiner: Stranger Initiated Annuity Transactions (STATs) Again Upheld

By Stephan Leimberg and Howard Zaritsky In LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #1655, Howard Zaritsky provided members with his analysis of what appeared to be the first reported “STAT” decision, W. Reserve Life Assur. Co. v. Conreal LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56340 (D.R.I. June 2, 2010) ...

Western Reserve Life Ass. Co. of Ohio v. Conreal: First Stranger Initiated Annuity Transaction Decision

By Stephan Leimberg and Howard Zaritsky The STAT is an intriguing use of annuities to avoid risk of loss in aggressive investments. It is available only because some annuity issuers attempt to tempt older annuitants by offering a full return of their premiums if the annuitant dies prematurely. It...