Cook v. State Farm Life Insurance Company

Filing 18

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on 1/30/2015. (KEK)

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FILED 2015 Feb-02 AM 08:29 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN DIVISION KRISTIN COOK, Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant, v. STATE FARM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant/Counterclaim Plaintiff/Third Party Plaintiff, v. HILARY WADE BURTON, Third-Party Defendant/ Counterclaim Plaintiff. } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } } Case No.: 5:14-cv-01999-JHE MEMORANDUM OPINION On January 12, 2015, the Magistrate Judge entered a report and recommendation (Doc. 16) in which he recommended that the Court (1) GRANT State Farm’s motion to interplead funds and dismiss State Farm; (2) DIRECT State Farm to deposit the funds from Policies LF1947-4763 and LF-2267-9040 into the registry of the Court in the total amount of $105,200.78, plus applicable interest up to the date of payment; (3) DISCHARGE State Farm, upon deposit of funds, from any further liability with respect to, affecting, or in any way arising out of the insurance policies at issue; and (4) PERMANENTLY ENJOIN the interpleader defendants from instituting or prosecuting any proceeding against State Farm with respect to, affecting, or in any way arising out of the insurance policies at issue. 1 After careful consideration of the record in this case and the Magistrate Judge’s report and recommendation, the Court ADOPTS the report of the magistrate judge and ACCEPTS his recommendations. The Court will enter a separate order consistent with this memorandum opinion. DONE and ORDERED this January 30, 2015. _________________________________ MADELINE HUGHES HAIKALA UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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