Aflac Ducks Policy Judgment For Widow In 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 29, 2009, 2:53 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana oil services worker who perished in flames when his helicopter crashed on a trip to an offshore platform was aboard what amounted to a taxi, a federal appeals court has ruled, reversing a lower court's award of $110,000 to the worker's family from American Family Life Assurance Co. of Columbus.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday reversed an October 2008 grant of summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and ordered that plaintiff...
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