NHL Player's Family Can't Get Death Benefits, Judge Says

Law360, Philadelphia (December 17, 2013, 5:47 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state judge ruled Monday that three insurers did not have to pay death benefits to the family of a former Philadelphia Flyers hockey player who died while attending summer training camp in 1999, concluding that they had waited too long before lodging their claim.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Albert Snite rejected arguments from the late wife of Dimitri Tertyshny that the insurers actively concealed the existence of the death benefits from her, granting them summary judgment.

While Tertyshny died in 1999, his...
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