7th Circ. Revives Widower's Fiduciary Duty Claim

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 4:45 PM EST) -- The full Seventh Circuit on Thursday said health insurance documents provided to a widower stuck with $80,000 in medical bills weren’t clear enough about where he could go for covered care, reversing a panel's and a district court’s decisions in favor of the insurer.

In September, 12 appellate court judges heard oral arguments in the case after vacating a 2-1 panel decision from April that had largely refused to hold Illinois-based Concert Health Inc. liable for alleged violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. It...
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