No. C075248.

235 Cal.App.4th 453 (2015)

BETTY T. YEE, as State Controller, etc., Plaintiff and Respondent, v. AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

March 24, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Greer, Herz & Adams, Kelly-Ann F. Clarke ; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Steven G. Madison and Michael E. Williams for Defendant and Appellant.

Sidley Austin, Carol Lynn Thompson , Nicole M. Ryan , Emily A. Caveness and Mark E. Haddad for United Insurance Company of America, The Reliable Life Insurance Company, and Reserve National Insurance Company as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

Cozen O'Connor, Andrew B. Kay , Catherine R. Reilly ; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Thomas V. Loran III and Andrew D. Lanphere for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Appellant.

State Controller's Office, Richard J. Chivaro ; Kaye Scholer, Steven S. Rosenthal , Marc S. Cohen , Alicia Clough and Michael K. Robertson for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Consistent with unclaimed property laws nationwide that derive from a uniform act on the subject, California's Unclaimed Property Law (the UPL; Code Civ. Proc., § 1500 et seq.)1 is remedial legislation with a dual objective. That dual objective is to end the fortuitous enrichment...

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