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Fifth Circuit Substitutes Decision in Matter Where It Reversed the Win for NFL Player Seeking Additional Disability Benefits under NFL Player Retirement Plan

In Cloud v. The Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan, No. 22-10710, __F.4th__, 2024 WL 1130511 (5th Cir. Mar. 15, 2024), the Fifth Circuit panel withdrew its opinion in…

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Court Finds That The Risk Of Contracting Covid-19 And Unavailability Of Personal Protective Equipment Is Not An Injury Or Illness Within The Meaning Of Plaintiff-Physician’s Disability Policy

In Osborn v. The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, No. 1:21-CV-00842-CDB, 2024 WL 1020486 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 8, 2024), a California Eastern District Magistrate Judge (assigned for all purposes) granted…

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Sixth Circuit Finds Unum’s Conflict of Interest Did Not Motivate Its Decision to Terminate Long-Term Disability Benefits

In Harmon v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 23-5619, 2024 WL 1075068 (6th Cir. Mar. 12, 2024), Plaintiff-Appellant Joey Harmon appealed the district court’s judgment in…

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Denial of Business Travel Accident Insurance Benefits Where Death Occurred During Unauthorized Business Trip

In Krishna v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, No. 23-20289, 2024 WL 1049474 (5th Cir. Mar. 11, 2024), the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of…

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Court Finds Unum’s Use of Nurse Review to Deny Long Term Disability Claim and Appeal Did Not Comport with ERISA Regulations

In Black v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., No. 3:22-CV-2116-X, __F.Supp.3d__, 2024 WL 873536 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 29, 2024), Texas Northern District Judge granted partial summary judgment to Plaintiff,…

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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Health Provider’s ERISA Claims Due to Valid Anti-Assignment Provisions

In Griffin, MD v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc., et. al, No. 22-14187, 2024 WL 889560 (11th Cir. Mar. 1, 2024), the Eleventh Circuit considered the…

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