HUGHES v. WHEELER, 03-3609
Even if husband's life insurance policy is community property under California law, his wife gave written consent to the designation of the contingent beneficiary, thereby defeating plaintiffs' interest in the proceeds; payment of benefits to designated beneficiary would not violate California's "slayer statute" or constitute unjust enrichment.
- Decided 04/15/2004
- Published 04/15/2004
MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, Circuit Judge., Before MORRIS SHEPPARD ARNOLD, JOHN R. GIBSON, and RILEY, Circuit Judges.
United States Eighth Circuit
Robert F. Bartle, argued, Lincoln, NE, for appellant.
Donald J. Tedesco, argued, Sidney, NE, for appellee.