Cases involving accidental death claims for auto-erotic asphyxiation often yield different results. The District of Massachusetts recently entered summary judgment for an insurer on such a claim, in large part because the insured’s expectation that he would survive the incident was deemed unreasonable. Wightman v. Securian Life Ins. Co., No. 18-11285-DJC, 2020 WL 1703772 (D. Mass. Apr. 8, 2020).  This Client Bulletin takes a look at that decision and compares it with other recent decisions on this issue.

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