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  • Parents’ Denied Claim Reversed Despite Intoxication Exclusion

    It’s still possible to get a denied accidental death claim paid despite an intoxication exclusion. In one case, a young man drowned in a river after attempting to kayak with friends down the turbulent waters of a dam. Toxicology results revealed a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.12%, well above the state’s legal limit of […]

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  • Wife’s Denied Claim Reversed Despite Intoxication Exclusion

    With the help of the Life Insurance Lawyers, beneficiaries with an accidental death claim can still get paid despite the intoxication exclusion. In one case, the firm’s client was a named beneficiary in an accidental death and dismemberment policy. Her husband was killed in a one-car motor vehicle accident. His vehicle left the roadway, entered […]

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  • Former same-sex partner’s life-insurance claim revived

    In the Estate of Stephen T. Gallagher, the state Superior Court recently reversed a lower court decision which had ruled that a former domestic partner was not entitled to the life-insurance benefits of his former spouse because he was not able to prove he was designated as the beneficiary. The dispute largely centered on how […]

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  • A New Jersey Appeals Court Rejects Marital Presumption for Life Insurance Proceeds

    A New Jersey offers court has declined to make a bright-line decision that says marriage makes a presumptive right for a spouse to get the benefits of his or her partner’s life insurance benefits if the deceased already assigned another person as the recipient. On February 24, A three-judge Appellate Division panel published decision in Fox v. […]

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