Posted: 07 Jun 2016 10:58 Post Subject:
Was this a life insurance policy issued through the decedent's employer? If so, it is probably covered under ERISA (unless the employer was a government entity or a church). Under ERISA, the benefit plan documents control the issue of beneficiary and usually state the last named beneficiary.
You may just have to hire an attorney because if the insurance company files the action as an "interpleader" in federal court, you can't represent yourself effectively. If the court determines in your favor that there was no basis for the interpleader, you might be able to recover the attorney's fees from the insurance company or other defendants.
You should contact the employer and get a copy of their ERISA "summary plan description" for the life insurance benefit.
Posted: 05 Oct 2018 08:31 Post Subject: Erisa
Do is erisa involved when it comes to vgli