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M.P. v. Life Insurance Company

Practice Area: Lawsuits and disputes

Outcome: Settled. Insurer agreed to rescind the new annuity, restore the entire principal, and pay attorney's fees.

Description: M.P. is in her late 80s. She had an annuity with the insurance company, which was coming to the end of its term. The company's agent advised her to invest in a new annuity, and M.P. followed the agent's advice. The insurer, however, did not treat the transaction as a 1031 exchange, causing a significant tax liability and loss of funds.

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