DOMA Doesn't Alter Cozen Atty Benefits Fight: Partner

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The same-sex partner of a deceased Cozen O'Connor PC insurance attorney asked a Pennsylvania federal court Monday to reject a claim from the attorney's parents for their daughter's death benefits, pushing the court to nix their attempt to wield the Defense of Marriage Act.

Cozen filed the interpleader action in January, seeking a ruling that would require the parents of Sarah Ellyn Farley and her partner, Jennifer J. Tobits, to settle their dispute over the roughly $40,000 in profit-sharing benefits between themselves. Tobits and Farley were...
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