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Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Employee Benefits

Do Your Plans Include a Time Limit on a Participant’s Right to Sue?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Some, but far from all, employee benefit plans set a limit on the amount of time a participant has to file a lawsuit claiming benefits under the plan. Until recently, however, not all courts would recognize these plan...more

The ERISA Litigation Newsletter - February 2014

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The employee benefits issues to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court continue to be of great significance to plan sponsors and fiduciaries. This month we review the Court's employee benefit decisions from 2013 and also...more

District Court Relies on Recent Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Plan Limitations Provision

A federal district court in New Jersey granted summary judgment in favor of New Jersey Bac Health Fund, finding the limitations provision set forth in the Fund’s SPD to be reasonable. Barriero v. NJ Bac Health Fund, 2013 U.S....more

Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Contractual Limitations Period in ERISA Plan

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that certain statute of limitations provisions in employer-sponsored benefit plans are enforceable, even when they begin to run before the plan's administrative process has been...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Plans' Modified Statute Of Limitations

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision earlier this week finding that employee benefit plans can set reasonable time limitations on when a plan participant may bring a lawsuit seeking plan benefits – even...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds that ERISA Plan Can Enforce Contractual Limitations Provision to Bar Benefit Claim Lawsuit

by Littler on

The U.S. Supreme Court in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. et al. resolved a split among the circuits when it held that a contractual limitations clause in an ERISA-governed long-term disability benefits...more

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