Monthly Archives: August 2010

Court rules that ERISA plaintiff can introduce new legal theory in court litigation

A federal district court in North Carolina recently ruled that an ERISA claimant may raise legal issues not raised in the administrative process.  Vincent v. Lucent Technologies, Inc., 3:07-CV-240 (WD NC 8/24/2010) Plaintiff was a Lucent employee whose job was outsourced to another company.  Although working for a different company, Ms. Vincent “remained in the […]

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CALIFORNIA COURT FINDS METLIFE ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS

In a decision handed down yesterday, Judge Vaughn Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted judgment to a disabled employee whose benefits had been terminated.  Nolan v. Heald College, No. C 05-3399 (ND CA 8/27/2010). The court found that MetLife operated under a conflict of interest in that […]

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Court Orders Discovery of Sun Life Employee Records

Missouri Federal Court orders Sun Life to produce employee records of claims handlers in an ERISA disability case.

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