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Your ERISA Watch – Seventh Circuit Rules for Northwestern University in Retirement Plan Investment Dispute

This week’s notable decision is one from a wave of ERISA lawsuits against universities over allegations of imprudent investments and excessive fees.  In Divane v. Northwestern Univ., No. 18-2569, __F.3d__, 2020 WL 1444966 (7th Cir. Mar. 25, 2020), the Seventh…

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Cigna in Dispute with Out-of-Network Provider Over Patients’ Coinsurance Obligations

This week’s notable decision is North Cypress Med. Ctr. Operating Co., Ltd. v. Cigna Healthcare, No. 18-20576, __ F.3d __, 2020 WL 1291590 (5th Cir. Mar. 19, 2020), where the Fifth Circuit, in the case’s second trip to the Court…

Your ERISA Watch – District Courts Rule Against Hartford and Aetna in Long-Term Disability Disputes

While there is a lot going on in the world, there wasn’t a lot of excitement in the courts when it came to ERISA decisions this past week.  So, I chose to highlight two plaintiff-friendly decisions from district courts, one…

Your ERISA Watch – District Court Rules Colorado Law Turns Life Insurance Policy’s Two-Year Suicide Exclusion into a One-Year Exclusion

This week’s notable decision is a district court order in Auwae v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., No. 19-CV-02504-RBJ, 2020 WL 996874 (D. Colo. Mar. 2, 2020), a matter challenging the applicability of an ERISA life insurance policy’s two-year suicide exclusion.…

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