• Federal District Court Validates Insurer’s Retention of Policy Proceeds Until Receiving Proof of Death
  • August 26, 2013
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • On August 20, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a putative class action over an insurer’s alleged failure to timely pay life insurance policy death benefits to beneficiaries. Feingold v. John Hancock Life Insurance Co., No. 1:13-cv-10185-JLT (D. Mass.). In granting the insurer’s motion to dismiss, the court affirmed the insurer’s practice of requiring life insurance policy beneficiaries to submit proof of death before making any payments under the policy at issue.