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Plans Fight NFL Benefits Appeal By Late Player’s Ex-Wife

Law360 (June 8, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A pair of National Football League player benefit plans urged the First Circuit on Friday not to reverse a lower court decision that the NFL’s retirement board properly denied claims for survivor benefits made by the ex-wife of a late New England Patriots player.

Linnea Garcia-Tatupu, whose 19-year marriage to special teams star Mosiula F. "Mosi" Tatupu ended in 1997, had argued last month that the divorce paperwork and a family court order entitled her to Tatupu's retirement benefits "as if she were the surviving spouse."...
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Case Information

Case Title

Garcia-Tatupu v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3791 Empl. Ret. Inc. Security Act

Date Filed

December 8, 2017

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