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Heath Ledger’s Life Insurance Company Claiming Suicide to Avoid Paying?

Did Heath Ledger commit suicide over Joker?

Did Heath Ledger commit suicide over Joker?

ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, who wrote a $10 million life insurance policy for Heath Ledger just six months before he died, is claiming that Ledger may have committed suicide, which would make the policy null and void. Instead of paying out the policy, they have begun their own investigation to determine the cause of death, despite the New York City Medical Examiner’s ruling that his death was accidental.

Lawyers for Ledger’s daughter are now suing the company, saying that their claim is an obvious ploy to avoid having to pay out. Matilda’s lawyers claim that ReliaStar is flagrantly violating California law, which prohibits insurance companies from re-examining insurance applications after the policyholder dies.

ReliaStar has stated that no decision has been made about the policy.

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September 29, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Lawsuit | , , , , | 3 Comments

Heather Locklear Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Santa Barbara

Heather Locklear's Mugshot

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night after local resident called cops when they saw her “driving erratically” as she left a parking lot.

California Highway Patrol found Locklear pulled over on the side of the road, blocking a lane, and determined that she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and arrested her on the spot. No one at this time has come forward filing DUI injury charges due to her driving.

Locklear was tested and came out clean for alcohol.  Drug tests are still being conducted.  Locklear was later released without having to post bail.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, DUI, Under Arrest | , , , , , | 2 Comments