Akzo, AstraZeneca Face 'Dead Peasant' Policy Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Akzo Nobel NV and AstraZeneca PLC are facing a putative class action by a woman who claims one of the drug companies collected benefits from a secret insurance policy on the life of her father, a former employee.

Plaintiff Dari Ann Hunnicutt filed the suit on behalf of her father, Muriel Dean Taylor, and a class of others who seek to recover insurance benefits paid to one of the companies after the deaths of the class' relatives, according to a complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District...
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