Famous attorney represents Utah woman on insurance claim
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A famous attorney known for his defense of celebrities like pop star Michael Jackson has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Utah woman who says her husband’s life insurance company refused her claim.
The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/2ctpCEH ) that Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City. The suit says Texas-based American General Life Insurance Co. refused to pay a $500,000 claim to Molly Farrand of Centerville.
Farrand’s husband took out the policy in 2011, three years before he was fatally shot in a confrontation with police. American General says her husband was drunk and attempting “suicide by cop.”
Farrand’s attorneys criticize that rationale for denying coverage.
Efforts to contact American General were not immediately successful.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net