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8th Circ. Nixes Workers' Disability Claims V. Insurer

Law360 (April 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss disabled ex-employees' claims against an insurer for past-due disability benefits and COBRA overpayments, calling for a new trial to resolve whether the employees' benefits were vested at the time the policies were canceled.

Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. gave the employees sufficient notice of the termination of their long-term disability benefits, in accordance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Judge C. Arlen Beam wrote in an opinion for the U.S. Court of...
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