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Principal Life Ins. Co. v. Peterson, F049876

In dispute over life insurance proceeds arising from the murder of Laci Peterson by Scott Peterson, and where Scott is the named beneficiary of a $250,000 policy, summary judgment for administrator of Laci's estate, disentitling Scott from collecting any proceeds, is affirmed as Scott's criminal conviction for the first degree murder of his wife was substantial and uncontradicted evidence that he feloniously and intentionally killed her, and thus, the administrator met her burden under Probate Code section 254(b).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/31/2007
  • Published 10/31/2007

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Geragos & Geragos, Los Angeles, Matthew J. Geragos and Eugene Patterson Harris, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant., Moorad, Clark & Stewart and Adam J. Stewart, Modesto, for Administrator, Defendant and Respondent.