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Your ERISA Watch – Court Rules No Remedy Available for Aggrieved Life Insurance Beneficiary

This week’s notable decision is another claimant-unfriendly opinion out of the Fourth Circuit neck of the woods – Dawson-Murdock v. National Counseling Group, Inc., et al., No. 3:18-CV-58, 2018 WL 3744020 (E.D. Va. Aug. 7, 2018). In this case, Plaintiff…

Your ERISA Watch – Fourth Circuit Rules for Hartford Life In Long Term Disability Denial

This week’s notable long-term disability decision is Griffin v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 17-1251, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 3624872 (4th Cir. July 31, 2018).  The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that abuse of discretion, rather than…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Reverses Prudential’s Termination of Long Term Disability Benefits for Claimant Disabled by West Nile Virus Exposure

Good morning, ERISA Watchers!  Today’s report is lighter than usual due to the extra mid-week report sent out this past Wednesday.  My radar has not picked up another notable Circuit decision since then but today I want to highlight a…

Your ERISA Watch – D.C. Circuit Holds That Participant Is Entitled to Deferred Compensation Benefits Despite Termination for Refusing to Transfer Positions

This week’s notable decision is Peck v. SELEX Sys. Integration, Inc., No. 17-7138, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 3431740 (D.C. Cir. July 17, 2018).  Plaintiff Ronald Peck was a participant in Defendant SELEX Systems Integration’s “top-hat” ERISA-governed deferred compensation plan.  After working…

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