Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Vagt et al

Filing 16

ORDER re parties' 15 Stipulated Motion for Entry of Order Directing Deposit of Life Insurance Proceeds into Registry of Court and Granting Other Relief. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (TH) (cc: Defendant Gerard Vagt served via U.S. Mail)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, CASE NO. C17-0169-JCC ORDER Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 GERARD VAGT, et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ stipulated motion requesting deposit of life insurance proceeds into registry of Court and other relief (Dkt. No. 15). Plaintiff Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”) brought this complaint in interpleader. (Dkt. No. 1.) Based on the parties’ stipulation, the Court ORDERS the following: 1. Service of process of this matter has been effectuated on all Defendants; 2. MetLife is granted leave to deposit dependent life insurance proceeds of Policy No. 300533-3-G (the “Policy”) in the principal amount of $75,000.00, plus accrued interest, less fees and costs, as noted in paragraph 6 below, into the registry of the Court; 3. MetLife is dismissed from this case with prejudice; 4. MetLife and any related entities, Delta Airlines, Inc. and any related entities, Delta Airlines, Inc.’s Optional Insurances Plan, and the plan’s sponsor and administrator, and ORDER C17-0169-JCC PAGE - 1 1 any of their respective past, present and future directors, officers, employees, agents, 2 stockholders, administrators, fiduciaries, and representatives (collectively referenced as 3 “Releasees”) are hereby released and discharged from any and all liability relating to, arising out 4 of, or connected in any way to the Policy including, but not limited to, any benefit payable 5 thereunder, the disbursement of funds, or the handling of claims or disputes relating to the Policy 6 (referenced as the “Released Claims”); 7 8 9 5. Defendants and their agents, attorneys or assigns are enjoined from instituting any action or making any claims against Releasees with regard to the Released Claims; and 6. MetLife is awarded its reasonable attorney fees in the amount of $11,745.00 plus 10 costs in the amount of $470.02 incurred in the prosecution of this suit, to be deducted from the 11 total amount MetLife will deposit pursuant to paragraph 2 above. 12 7. The funds deposited pursuant to paragraph 2 above shall be disbursed in equal 13 shares to the following eight Defendants: Brian Vagt, Bradley Vagt, Bryce Vagt, Brandon Vagt, 14 Brett Vagt, Lauren Vagt, Molly Vagt, and B.V., a minor, by and through the appointed Guardian 15 ad litem, Bryce Vagt. 16 It is so ORDERED and ADJUDGED. 17 The Court DIRECTS the Clerk to close this case. 18 DATED this 16th day of November 2017. A 19 20 21 John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER C17-0169-JCC PAGE - 2

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