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Estate of Dolloff, Surrogate’s Court, Erie County

Matter Name: Estate of Dolloff, Surrogate’s Court, Erie County
Client Name:Susan Dolloff
Case Summary: Insured’s former wife filed a petition against insured’s estate and alleged creditor of the estate seeking a determination that she was entitled to all or some of a certain life insurance policy. At issue was the constitutionality of a New York State statute concerning the effect of divorce upon a beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy as applied to the facts of this case. Surrogate’s Court denied motions to dismiss finding that there were questions of fact for trial as to the constitutionality of the statute, and that Surrogate’s Court had jurisdiction to hear the case.
Date of DecisionJune 29, 2015
Practice AreaLitigation