We wrote about the lawsuit filed against the insurance company that had insured the life of Heath Ledger, the actor, for $10 million. A settlement has now been reached in that lawsuit. A guardian will be appointed to represent Ledger’s 3-year-old daughter, Matilda Rose, who is the life insurance policy’s beneficiary. The lawsuit was filed against ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. last year, contending that the company was wrongfully refusing to pay the death benefits under the actor’s policy. It was alleged that the insurer was refusing to pay because it wanted to investigate whether Ledger’s death was a suicide. A coroner ruled Ledger’s death last January was from an accidental prescription drug overdose and apparently that forced the insurance company to settle the claim.
Source: Associated Press
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