4th Circ. Reverses On ERISA Limitations Finding

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday vacated and remanded a case involving a former Tupperware U.S. Inc. employee seeking long-term disability coverage from the Prudential Insurance Co. of America, holding that the district court erred when invoking a one-year statute of limitations and dismissing an Employee Retirement Income Security Act complaint as time-barred.

Judges Robert B. King, Allyson K. Duncan and Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the former Tupperware employee's complaint warranted a three-year, rather than...
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