Ex-DLA Piper Atty Granted Discovery In ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A former DLA Piper USA LLP partner's limited discovery requests have been granted in his suit alleging the insurance company administering his benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act denied coverage because claims handlers were pressured to reject valid claims to support the company's bottom line.

Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted plaintiff J. Kevin Garvey's motion to compel discovery Oct. 9, saying evidence that Standard Insurance Co. approved short-term benefits paid by Piper and...
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