Unum Wins Dismissal Of Disability Claims Suit

Law360, New York (September 15, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit alleging Unum Group schemed to terminate disability claims, finding that a 2004 settlement with regulators largely mooted the case and that the plaintiffs otherwise failed to substantiate allegations that the insurer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined Tuesday that Unum’s $15 million settlement with state regulators over its claims processes nullifies the plaintiffs’ bid for injunctive relief, echoing a January summary...
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