Sun Life Beats Suit Over Misreported Death Benefits

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada claimed a quick victory Wednesday in a putative class action over its miscalculation of death benefits, after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs couldn't profit from Sun Life's errors.

Granting Sun Life's motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle found that the insurer could not be forced to pay the miscalculated death benefits that it reported to policyholders.

In the suit, beneficiaries of a life insurance policy Sun Life had issued to Harold Burnstein argued that...
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