• Athene Life & Annuity Co. v. Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Delaware Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Wallace
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin S. Lessner, Richard J. Thomas, and M. Paige Valeski, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, Wilmington, DE; James P. Gillespie and Dustin Hillsley, Kirkland& Ellis LLP, New York, NY; Adam T. Humann, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC for plaintiff Athene. Brian C. Ralston, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE for plaintiffs American Investors and Indianapolis Life.
    for defendant: Kenneth J. Nachbar and Sabrina M. Hendershot, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE for defendant American Life. Joel Friedlander and Christopher P. Quinn, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A, Wilmington, DE; John L. Jacobus, J. Walker Johnson, Catherine D. Cockerham, and William Carson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey B. Korn and Stuart R. Lombardi, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC; Joseph G. Davis, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, NY for defendants ZC Resource Investment Trust and ZC Resource LLC.

    Case Number: D68999

    Breach of contract and tortious interference claims arising from alleged rights to surrender or reallocation value from corporate-owned life insurance policies were dismissed as unripe where the policyholder had made no effort to surrender or reallocate.