Military Families Denied Class Cert. In Feud With Prudential

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday denied class certification to military families who accuse Prudential Life Insurance Co. of America of mishandling and withholding interest on life insurance payouts, expressing doubts that the class could prove common injury.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor denied without prejudice a bid for class certification by 10 plaintiffs in consolidated litigation who sued Prudential on behalf of beneficiaries of life insurance policies issued through the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance and Veterans Group Life Insurance programs operated by Prudential, finding...
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