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First Circuit Construes Life Insurance Policy Ambiguities Against Reliance Standard and Affirms Over $1.1 Million Award to Widow

First Circuit Construes Life Insurance Policy Ambiguities Against Reliance Standard and Affirms Over $1.1 Million Award to Widow

In Ministeri v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 21-1651, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2914068 (1st Cir. July 25, 2022), following its sister circuits, the First Circuit Court of Appeals just…

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Fourth Circuit Revives Retirees Claim of Vested Retiree Life Insurance Coverage

In Bellon v. PPG Emp. Life & Other Benefits Plan, No. 21-1812, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2760764 (4th Cir. July 15, 2022), a putative class action brought by retirees of PPG Industries…

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In Matter of First Impression, Eleventh Circuit Holds ERISA Beneficiary Can Recover Monetary Benefits Lost Due to a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

In Gimeno v. NCHMD, Inc., NCH Healthcare System, Inc., No. 21-11833, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2309436 (11th Cir. June 28, 2022), a matter of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit considered whether Section…

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Eighth Circuit: Life Insurer Breached ERISA Fiduciary Duties by Maintaining Faulty Enrollment System

In Skelton v. Radisson Hotel Bloomington, No. 21-2641, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 1434778 (8th Cir. May 6, 2022), Plaintiff-Appellee Corey Skelton sued his deceased wife’s employer, Davidson Hotels LLC, and its…

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Sixth Circuit Revives Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Wal-Mart for Alleged Mishandling of Insurance Plan Assets

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided, Chelf v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., No. 20-6097, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 1090168 (6th Cir. Apr. 12, 2022), which revived a breach…

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Sixth Circuit Finds Hartford’s Rescission of Life Insurance Coverage Due to a Material Misrepresentation Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious

In Campbell v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 21-5651, 2022 WL 620151 (6th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022), the Sixth Circuit considered two questions in this dispute over the…

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