TransAmerica Premier Life Ins. Co. v. Guy

Full title: TRANSAMERICA PREMIER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. JOEL MICHAEL GUY, JR., et al

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

Date published: Jun 28, 2021

Facts

The parties, including Joel, do not dispute the following facts: In 2014, the predecessor of the interpleader plaintiff here, Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company (“Transamerica”), issued a group accident insurance policy to the National Rifle Association. Because Joel Sr. was a member of the National Rifle Association, Transamerica issued him an insurance certificate (the “Certificate”) under the policy. The Certificate provided accidental-death insurance coverage for both Joel Sr. and his spouse, Lisa—obligating Transamerica to pay $152,500 in benefits for Joel Sr.’s death and $150,000 for Lisa’s.

Issue

Decision

For the foregoing reasons,

IT IS ORDERED that Joel’s motion for court-appointed counsel be denied.

R. Doc. No. 55.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Joel’s motions to amend his motion for appointed counsel by appending to it an application to proceed in forma pauperis  and to amend his opposition memoranda to the motions for partial summary judgment if he is appointed counsel are DISMISSED AS MOOT .

R. Doc. No. 60.

R. Doc. Nos. 56 & 58.

It is further ordered that Joel’s motion to amend his opposition memoranda to the motions for summary judgment is granted.

R. Doc. No. 59.

It is further ordered that Michelle and Angela’s motion for partial summary judgment is granted. Joel is hereby declared ineligible to receive his portion of Joel Sr.’s policy; instead, Michelle and Angela are entitled to that share: $48,302.21, plus 25.32% of the interest that has accrued on the registry funds.

R. Doc. No. 30.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Alvin and Paula’s motion for partial summary judgment is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE IN PART . It is granted insofar as Joel is hereby declared ineligible to benefit from Lisa’s policy; it is denied without prejudice to Alvin and Paula’s re-urging and sufficiently supporting their motion by no later than Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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