3rd Circ. Revives ERISA Cases Against Allstate

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has put Allstate Insurance Co. back on the hook in three drawn-out cases over alterations to the company's employee benefit plan and its decision to classify insurance agents as independent contractors instead of employees.

In an opinion issued Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a district court's order dismissing Allstate from one case and orders granting summary judgment for the insurer in two related suits, finding that the trial court had failed to fully consider the myriad...
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