Lawyer, Insurance Company Spar Over Unpaid Heath Ledger Policy

A former attorney for Heath Ledger is suing over a $10 million life insurance policy he claims has gone unpaid since the actor’s death.

Attorney John S. LaViolette sued Minnesota-based ReliaStar Life Insurance Company in July, claiming the company is trying to avoid paying the claim to Ledger’s young daughter, Matilda Rose.

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The lawsuit doesn’t mention Ledger or his daughter’s name. It states that it’s on behalf of a man who died of “accidental causes on January 22, 2008.” That’s the day Ledger was found dead of an apparent accidental prescription drug overdose.

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