The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America v. Hill et al
ORDER granting 51 Joint Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings. The Clerk is respectfully directed to disburse funds deposited with this Court as explained herein and CLOSE the case. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 9/11/2017. (Pro se litigant served by US Mail.)(nvc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF AMERICA,
JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS
MARVIN ANTONIO HILL, ANNETTE
REED BOLDEN and ROBERT A.
MULLINAX, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE
ESTATE OF LOUVER M. HILL,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Interpleader-Defendant and Crossclaim-Plaintiff,
Annette Reed Bolden and Interpleader-Defendant Robert A. Mullinax’s, Administrator of the
Estate of Louver M. Hill “Joint Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings” (Doc. No.
Interpleader Defendant Marvin Antonio Hill, against whom the Clerk made entry of default on
May 17, 2017, (Doc. No. 50), has failed to respond to the Joint Motion.
The Court has reviewed the pleadings in this case, including the instant motion and
supporting memorandum, (Doc. No. 52). Under the record in this case and applicable law, the
Court finds Defendant Marvin Antonio Hill has been indisputably adjudicated a slayer under North
Carolina Law such that he is not entitled to the funds at issue in this case. See N.C. Gen. Stat. §§
31A-3(3)(b), 31A-4. Robert A Mullinax, as Administrator of the Estate of Louver M. Hill, is the
proper recipient of the funds.
For the reasons stated in the joint motion and supporting
memorandum, the Court GRANTS the motion.
The net life insurance benefits now held by the Court should be paid to the Estate upon
entry of this Order. The clerk should enter Judgment in accordance with this Order, with each
party to bear its own costs.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Joint Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (Doc.
No. 51) is GRANTED. The Clerk is respectfully directed to disburse funds deposited with this Court
as explained herein and CLOSE the case.
Signed: September 11, 2017
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