Erik Hood v. Casey Jenkins, et al.

Date / Time: 
September 4, 2013 - 1:00pm

Lower Court Summary

This appeal involves a claim for breach of a life insurance contract issued by Old Line.
Father named his son, a minor, as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. When Father
died, the proceeds of the policy were issued to minor’s older sister, who depleted the funds.
Beneficiary filed suit against Sister and Old Line, alleging that Sister misappropriated the life
insurance proceeds and that Old Line erroneously awarded the proceeds to Sister without
proper documentation. A default judgment was entered against Sister. Following a trial on
Beneficiary’s claim against Old Line, the court ordered Old Line to re-issue a portion of the
proceeds to Beneficiary. Old Line appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

Supreme Court
Eastern Section