Interpleader is civil procedure that allows a plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit in order to compel two or more other parties to litigate a dispute. An interpleader action originates when the plaintiff holds property on behalf of another, but does not know to whom the property should be transferred. It is often used to resolve disputes arising under insurance contracts.
Posts about Interpleader
  • Florida Slayer Statute in Federal Interpleader

    …, as beneficiary. As a result of a physical altercation between Ribgy and McGriff, Rigby died. McGriff filed a claim with Prudential for the life insurance death benefit. Rigby's estate also made a claim for the death benefit. Prudential Insurance Company then filed an interpleader action in federal court in Florida. An interpleader action allows someone…

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  • Federal Court Permitted to Hear Inheritance Dispute

    … Company of North America v. Wagner, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50902 (D. Utah 2016), the Federal district court allowed an interpleader to proceed regarding life insurance death benefits. The underlying dispute was between the surviving husband of the deceased, Mr. Truman, and the mother of the deceased, Ms. Wagner. Truman was the named beneficiary…

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