Alcor Life Extension Foundation vs Karl E Pilgeram et al

Case No.: 17CV05172    

Nature of Proceedings: Motion to Seal; Motion to Enforce

TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Karl E. Pilgeram’s motion to seal records is denied as unnecessary. Defendant Karl E. Pilgeram’s motion to enforce settlement is denied as there has been no breach of the settlement. Plaintiff Alcor Life Extension Foundation is awarded attorney’s fees and costs in the sum of $43,081.00.

BACKGROUND:

This action arises out of competing claims over the proceeds of a $100,000 life insurance policy that was purchased by Laurence O. Pilgeram (“Mr. Pilgeram”) to cover the cost of cryogenically preserving his remains. Plaintiff Alcor Life Extension Foundation (“Alcor”) is the company hired by Mr. Pilgeram to preserve his remains. Defendants Kurt J. Pilgeram (“Kurt”) and Karl E. Pilgeram (“Karl”) are the adult sons of Mr. Pilgeram. On April 10, 2015, Mr. Pilgeram died at age 90 and his body was picked up by Alcor and transported to its cryonic preservation facilit........