Cuban Highway, Not a Freeway, Triggers Life Insurance

Estate of Gary W. Parker v. AIG Life Ins., 317 F. Supp. 2d 1167 (C.D. Cal. 2004) (General Coverage) (The court, finding life insurance benefits due to the Estate of Dr. Gary Parker, who died while on a trip to Cuba on the central highway, found the insurer improperly denied policy benefits. This is because the insurer failed to investigate the claim properly and relied on faulty evidence to suggest that the central highway was "not a freeway" even though it was the largest central access road in Cuba and had no toll road portions. The court suggested that the insurer had sought evidence to defeat, not to support, a claim in a manner contrary to California law.)