Idaho woman sues Costco over life insurance money

Idaho woman sues Costco over life insurance money

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Shoppers enter a Costco Wholesale Club store in Manassas, Virginia on October 16, 2012. Costco Wholesale Corporation is the seventh largest retailer in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer in the United States, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the world. Costco announced on October 16 the opening of its first store in Paris and continetal Europe for 2015. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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by AP

KREM.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 9:42 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho Costco contending the company should pay out the life insurance policy of her brother, a former Costco employee who died two years after being fired.

Other media outlets report that Nicole S. Grimmer filed the lawsuit in November in 1st District Court in northern Idaho.

She contends that Costco didn't follow proper procedure in firing Patrick Lee Curtis in late 2010 after Costco officials said he was intoxicated when he reported to an employee meeting. She is seeking $128,000.

Costco has filed a request that the lawsuit be dismissed.

After being fired, Curtis stopped paying his life insurance policy in January 2012, and died the following September. Grimmer was the sole beneficiary.

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