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2013-05-02 11:19:36 AM
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JerkStore: So she has now screwed her family twice. Once when she left, and now they're going to have to figure out how to give back all that life insurance money that probably paid for kids' college educations, the mortgage and other things that are no so easy to return.

But yeah, she's nuts.


In this case, I think the insurance company's tort is against the mother, not the husband. He went through the process of having her declared dead in good faith, after all, and after a very reasonable period of time.

In other words, they are going to have to write this one off I think. No chance of crazy lady ever paying them back.
2013-05-02 11:14:20 AM
2 votes:
So she has now screwed her family twice. Once when she left, and now they're going to have to figure out how to give back all that life insurance money that probably paid for kids' college educations, the mortgage and other things that are no so easy to return.

But yeah, she's nuts.
2013-05-02 11:08:44 AM
2 votes:
Up and disappears? Man, I sympathize with the husband. fark that woman. What kind of irresponsible shiat does that?
2013-05-02 04:52:30 PM
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freewill: ...and apparently, local lawyers are of the mind that unless the insurance policy specifically contemplated this situation, the insurance company is up shiat creek:

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/844798_Brenda-Heist-s--100- 00 0-insurance-policy--Will-ex-husband-have-to-pay-the-money-back-.html

To my mind, the judge's ruling that she was "legally dead" is the relevant fact to the payment on the claim. Neither the insurance company nor the beneficiary made any mistake about that.


Screw the insurance company I say, screw them.
2013-05-02 12:40:04 PM
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BarkingUnicorn: Negligence. She was in a special relationship called marriage, with a higher duty to her husband than she had to a stranger in an insurance company. It's similar to the "no duty to aid a stranger in peril" common law; parents still have a duty to aid their kids, among other special relationships.


Fair enough, but the state issued a death certificate. If both the insurance company and the husband were acting in good faith and the insurance company considered the criteria for the claim to be satisfied, where do they get off demanding the money back? The husband made no error that he had the means to prevent.

All of this was a direct consequence of her decision to drop off the grid and abandon her responsibilities, a course that anybody would realize is going to lead to all sorts of blowback. She was presumably aware he husband had insured her life, and aware that they would think she was dead. He didn't defraud the insurance company, she did.
2013-05-02 11:08:33 AM
1 votes:
Her ex-husband, Lee Heist, who collected on a life insurance policy after getting the courts to declare her legally dead in 2010 and has remarried

Okay Fark lawyers, what's the hubby's responsibility re: the insurance cash?

And just how do you make yourself undead after a death certificate has been issued?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3376125/woman-missing-since-200 2 -and-presumed.html#storylink=cpy
2013-05-02 10:48:35 AM
1 votes:
Florida. Not even once.
2013-05-02 10:44:47 AM
1 votes:
Somebody still might not be getting a card for Mother's Day.
2013-05-02 10:44:40 AM
1 votes:
No drugs?  Uh... I am not buying that.
2013-05-02 10:41:35 AM
1 votes:
sever mental problems, she left her kids and husband. From the story and the looks of things it was best for everyone involved.
 
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