United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Aiken Division
CONSENT ORDER FOR INTERPLEADER
Michelle Childs United States District Judge
THE COURT is the request of Plaintiff Transamerica Premier
Life Insurance Company ("Transamerica"), with the
consent of Defendant Mary S. Riley ("Riley") and
Defendant Cathy A. Sherlock ("Sherlock"), to allow
the disbursement of the proceeds of the subject life
insurance policy and to discharge Transamerica from further
liability relating to the policy pursuant to Rule 22 of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
RECORD REFLECTS the following facts pertinent to the Order
requested by Transamerica:
Transamerica is an insurance company organized and existing
under the laws of the state of Iowa and maintains its
principal place of business in Iowa.
Riley is a citizen of South Carolina, residing in the town of
North Augusta located in Aiken County, South Carolina.
Sherlock is a citizen of the state of South Carolina,
residing in the town of North August located in Aiken County,
Rowland Funeral Home, Inc. is a corporation organized under
the laws of the state of South Carolina and having its
principal place of business in North Augusta, South Carolina,
located in Aiken County.
2011, Transamerica issued policy number xxxxx5644, a life
insurance policy insuring the life of Roseann Sherlock (the
"Policy"), with a face value of $600, 000.
application for the Policy designated Roseann Sherlock as the
owner and Mary S. Riley as the primary beneficiary.
Transamerica received a policy change form dated September
20, 2011 purportedly bearing the signature of Roseann
Sherlock and naming Mary S. Riley as the owner of the Policy.
Transamerica received a policy change form dated February 10,
2014 purportedly bearing the signature of Roseann Sherlock
naming Cathy A. Sherlock as the new owner and primary
Roseann Sherlock died on February 2, 2016, in Aiken County,
Transamerica received a claim form dated February 10, 2016
signed by Mary S. Riley.
Transamerica also received a claim form dated February 24,