Jackson National Life Insurance Company v. Schooley et al

Filing 30

ORDER granting 25 motion to approve settlement. Signed on May 1, 2017, by Chief District Judge Greg Kays. (Law clerk)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI WESTERN DIVISION JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN SCHOOLEY, BRAD SCHOOLEY, and BRIDGET BRUNNER, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:16-cv-01012-DGK ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT This case is an interpleader action brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1335 concerning entitlement to the proceeds of a life insurance policy annuity issued by Plaintiff Jackson National Life Insurance Company (“JNL”). This case was settled in a mediation held by Judge Larsen on January 24, 2017. Now before the Court is Defendants’ Joint Motion to Approve Settlement Agreement and Distribute Funds in Court’s Registry (the “Joint Motion”) (Doc. 25). After carefully weighing the parties’ agreement, the Court grants the Joint Motion. It is, therefore, ORDERED that the Settlement Agreement and Release attached as Exhibit A to the Joint Motion is hereby approved. The Clerk of the Court shall distribute the remaining funds that were placed into the Registry of the Court by Jackson National Life as follows: $12,037.77 to Brian Schooley, $10,332.88 to Brad Schooley, and $6,994.54 to Bridget Brunner. Any remaining funds after the above allocation should be divided among Brian Schooley, Brad Schooley and Bridget Brunner in equal shares and added to the amounts allocated to each of them above. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the Clerk of the Court shall mail each check as follows: Brian Schooley c/o Jeffrey M. Rinne Kurlbaum Rinne Law Firm, LLC 11040 Oakmont St. Overland Park, Kansas 66210 Brad Schooley 905 B SW 19th Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 Bridget Brunner c/o William L. Hall McElligott Ewan & Hall, PC 223 West Walnut Independence, MO 64050 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that after the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Release are effectuated, the Defendants shall file a Joint Motion of Voluntary Dismissal With Prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: May 1, 2017 /s/ Greg Kays GREG KAYS, CHIEF JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2

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