Cancer Widow Denied Cert. In Life Investors Suit

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 1:28 PM EST) -- The widow of a Pennsylvania cancer victim has lost a bid to certify a class of supplemental cancer insurance policyholders but has won partial summary judgment in a suit accusing Life Investors Insurance Co. of America of wrongfully denying cancer patients payments on claims made under the policies.

Judge Terrence F. McVerry of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Friday ruled that Frances Smith had failed to meet the requirements of typicality and adequacy, denying her request to certify a class...
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