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Aviva Unit Loses Appeal Over Chronic Fatigue Payout

Law360, London (February 28, 2019, 5:22 PM GMT) -- An appellate court in London on Thursday dismissed an attempt by Friends Life Ltd. to avoid compensating a former investment banker for income protection payments that the insurer had withheld after accusing him of faking chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Court of Appeal has upheld an October 2017 decision from the High Court, which ordered Friends Life to pay back all of the payments that Charles Miley was denied between September 2014 and July 2017, with interest.

Miley had been receiving payments from Friends Life, which is now part of Aviva PLC, since 2009, but the insurer cut him off in 2013...

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