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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...