The California law firm of Beitchman & Zekian, PC, represents life insurance carriers, life settlement professionals and investors across the U.S. Our team of trial attorneys has a respected reputation for efficient and effective results in all types of life settlement litigation, including carrier claims.
We are available to counsel clients and diligently advocate for their financial interests in the following matters, among others:
- Payment disputes — Life settlement litigation frequently revolves around an insurance company's refusal to pay death benefits. This is most common in cases where the carrier suspects fraud or lack of actual insurable interest on the part of the beneficiary, such as in stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions.
- Rescission actions — Insurance carriers take the possibility of fraud or misrepresentation on applications very seriously. If a broker or agent is believed to have misrepresented the actual net worth of a policyholder or has failed to provide accurate information about the person's medical condition and life expectancy, the carrier has two years to rescind the policy.
- Contract terminations — Agents and brokers sign contracts with insurance companies for the right to sell certain insurance products. The "for cause" termination of such a contract can have a significant impact on the agent or broker and give rise to litigation.
Beitchman & Zekian, PC, provides a free initial consultation to prospective clients nationwide in all viatical and life settlement matters. Contact our Los Angeles lawyers by calling 800-542-2046 or email our Encino office.