Massachusetts Divorce Cases / Insurance
On this page we are compiling links to the full text of important Massachusetts Appellate Cases on Family Law and Divorce decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
These cases are for educational purpose only and should not be used for any official or legal purpose. Please consult official reports. Below you will be able to search for Massachusetts Appeals Court Slip Opinions and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Slip Opinions relating to Insurance.
Insurance Related Cases in Massachusetts
Cannon v. Cannon, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 414 (2007): While hospitalized and dying, the husband sought to change the beneficiary to his life insurance policy from his wife, whom he was currently engaged in divorce proceedings with, to his children. This was prohibited due to the divorce proceedings, therefore the husband sought permission of the court. The children’s names were added with the wife to the policy as beneficiaries. When the husband died, the wife collected the full value of the policy and refused to pay the children anything. The children filed suit and the court ruled that the wife had received consideration for allowing the children to be added to the policy, which was sufficient basis for an estoppels claim by the children. The case was remanded for further determination.
Foster vs. Group Health Incorporated, 444 Mass. 668 (2005):