Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Rulings

Federal Court Finds Surviving Spouses Are Entitled to Immediate Relative Status

On May 1, 2009, a California federal court ruled on a national class action lawsuit challenging the “widow penalty.” The court found that plaintiffs residing in the Ninth and Sixth Circuits are entitled to immediate relative classification as surviving spouses of deceased U.S. citizens. The court said the “defendants are cautioned that they may not… Read More