Anonymous Plaintiff v. Insurance Company

Plaintiff filed suit for benefits under a life insurance policy. The carrier denied coverage because the policy terminated and the reinstatement application was still pending when the policyholder passed away. We removed the case to federal court and obtained summary judgment, defeating a cross-motion for summary judgment which attempted under a state supreme court decision to have coverage bound upon tender of the application. After briefing and oral argument, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for the carrier.