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7th Circ. Says Appeal Of Undefined Attys' Fees Premature

Law360 (February 9, 2018, 6:09 PM EST) -- Jackson National Life Insurance Co. can't appeal a ruling that it must pay attorneys' fees to a customer in a death benefit dispute until the lower court says how much the company owes, the Seventh Circuit said Friday in tossing the case.

The insurer had appealed after an Illinois federal judge said it owed nearly $200,000 to plaintiff Norma Cooke on her husband’s life insurance policy, plus attorneys' fees. But the judge hadn’t yet said how much the attorneys' fees were at the time of the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Norma Cooke v. Jackson National Life Insuran

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

May 24, 2017

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