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MetLife, Ford Must Pay Attys' Fees After ERISA Loss

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Ford Motor Co. must pay attorneys' fees to a woman who was denied additional life insurance benefits after her late husband’s death, a Nebraska federal judge ruled Thursday, despite the insurance company’s assertion that fees were inappropriate for the suit.

U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon awarded Silvia Sepulveda-Rodriguez $27,045 in attorneys’ fees and $420 in costs after an earlier ruling that MetLife’s denial of supplemental life insurance coverage from her late husband’s insurance policy was an abuse of discretion and...
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Sepulveda-Rodriguez v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company et al

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Joseph F. Bataillon

Date Filed

November 15, 2016

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