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Settlement Reached in Death Master Case with New York Life Insurance Company
Posted on 24 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that the California Department of Insurance has, with other state insurance regulators, reached a settlement agreement with New York Life Insurance Company over the insurer's use of the... Read More

Life Insurance Remedies: May a Living Insured Recover Damages for an Insurer's Failure to Provide a Required Grace Period Notice?
Posted on 2 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

In Life Insurance Remedies: May a Living Insured Recover Damages for an Insurer’s Failure to Provide a Required Grace Period Notice?, by Michael P. Cunningham of Funk & Bolton, P.A., the author notes that most attorneys practicing in the area... Read More

Stranger Owned Life Insurance Risky Investment – Lies on Life Application Void Coverage
Posted on 10 Apr 2014 by Barry Zalma

Insurance is a business of utmost good faith requiring both the insured and the insurer to treat each other fairly and in good faith and to do nothing to hurt the right of the other to the benefits of the contract. When a person lies on an application... Read More

The Supreme Court's Decision in Hillman v. Maretta: The Perils of Beneficiary Designation
Posted on 18 Jun 2013 by Leo Martinez

By Professor by Leo P. Martinez Hillman v. Maretta , decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 3, 2013 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], illustrates the intricacies of the constitutional preemption doctrine and the difficulty... Read More

Pay a Million for Nothing: Sufficient Notice of Premium Due
Posted on 24 Oct 2013 by Barry Zalma

Cash Surrender Value Life Insurance On Old Person Not a Bargain Conseco Life Insurance Company’s predecessor issued a flexible premium life insurance policy to Johnston & Johnston on the life of Mary Ann D. Johnston in 1988. The Policy’s... Read More

New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues Article Has Been Published in the Spring 2011 Issue of ABA publication, The Brief
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The article is "Illicit Life Settlements" by Michael Lovendusky. The article addresses the systematic acquisition and transfer of life insurance policies to investors without insurable interest in the insureds' lives is a controversial activity... Read More