Concluding that this case was nearly identical to Sweebe and compelled the same result, the court affirmed the trial court's order granting the plaintiff-PR (the decedent's daughter) summary disposition in this dispute over entitlement to the decedent's life insurance benefits.
The defendant was the decedent's ex-wife. She and the decedent were married in 2000. During their marriage the decedent completed a beneficiary designation form designating defendant as the primary beneficiary of a life insurance policy. They divorced in 2003 pursuant to a consent judgment signed by both parties and entered in the trial court. The decedent died in 2010 without having changed the beneficiary designation on the life insurance policy.