8th Circuit To Consider If Whirlpool v. Ritter Applies In Life Insurance Dispute

(September 21, 2016, 4:53 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is being asked to consider whether its decision in Whirlpool v. Ritter concerning the retrospective application of Minnesota’s revocation-upon-divorce statutes is applicable in a life insurance dispute (Kaye Melin v. Ashley Sveen, et al., No. 16-1172, 8th Cir.).

The case presents an appeal from summary judgment in a life insurance dispute. Kaye Melin is the primary beneficiary of the policy at issue, and appellees Ashely and Antone Sveen are contingent beneficiaries.

U.S. Judge Paul A. Magnuson...
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