MetLife Can't Escape Suit Over Postal Worker's Death
By Jeannie O'Sullivan (January 9, 2019, 8:39 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge declined to toss a suit seeking accidental-death benefits from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. by the children of a U.S. Postal Service worker who froze to death, ruling Tuesday that the insurer based its dismissal bid on information it had refused to provide the children.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Esther Salas handed a victory to Gabrielle McCauley and Sean McCauley, who sued MetLife after the insurer turned them down for benefits because of their father's pre-existing heart condition. The insurer also refused their request for a copy of James McCauley's policy but included it as...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!