5th Circ. Backs Insurer In Row With Ex-Mayer Brown Atty

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Friday that an insurance company's decision to cut off disability benefits to a former Mayer Brown LLP energy partner should stand even though the insurer took into consideration emails provided by a man who pled guilty to assaulting her.

The appeals court reversed a Texas federal court's ruling that Unum Life Insurance Co. of America should reinstate the long-term disability benefits it had been providing to former attorney Terri Truitt, finding that the insurer's decision was not arbitrary and capricious despite being...
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