SCRANTON — An insurance company is suing Raymond K. Dugan, Frederick Birks, Irene Halligan, The Estate of Barbara J. Birks, Matthew J. Dugan, Reilly M. Dugan, Raymond J. Dugan and James Wilson Funeral Home Inc., alleging breach of contract.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company filed a complaint on May 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they made numerous competing claims regarding life insurance plan benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it sustained damages from receiving several different claims for benefits. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly made many competing claims to the life benefits left by Karen McMasters and Met Life seeks to avoid litigation brought against it for the claims.

The plaintiff seeks to have appointed an administrator for the estate of Barbara J. Birks, and seek to require the defendants to settle and agree among themselves their claims for the plan benefits. The plaintiff also seeks court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Mark R. Kehoe of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:17-cv-00793-UN4

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Scranton, PA 18503

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200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

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