Call For A FREE Case Evaluation 510.992.6130

Blog Posts

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Revives Nurse’s Disability Benefit Claim Against Principal Life Insurance Company

This week’s notable decision is Card v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No. 18-6095, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 5618182 (6th Cir. Oct. 31, 2019), where the Sixth Circuit concluded that Principal Life Insurance Company was arbitrary and capricious when it denied Plaintiff…

Your ERISA Watch – Murder of Plan Participant Disqualifies 401(k) Beneficiary

This week’s notable decision is a district court decision in Estate of Colleen J. Brownell v. Lyczak, et al., 2019 WL 5485392 (D.N.J. Oct. 25, 2019), which is another cautionary tale for the notion that murder doesn’t pay, well at…

Your ERISA Watch – Second Circuit Holds Breach of Contract Claims for Retiree Medical Coverage Not Preempted by ERISA

This week’s notable decision is an unpublished ERISA preemption decision in Abernethy v. EmblemHealth, Inc., No. 19-422, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 5302825 (2d Cir. Oct. 21, 2019), where the Second Circuit revived the state law claims retired officers brought against EmblemHealth…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Holds No Seventh Amendment Right to Jury Trial for ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

This week’s notable decision is Moitoso v. FMR LLC, No. CV 18-12122-WGY, __F.Supp.3d__, 2019 WL 4980390 (D. Mass. Oct. 8, 2019), where the court concluded that any money award the ERISA plan participants might win against the alleged breaching fiduciaries…

Get The Help You Need Today

Call Now Button