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Shell Oil, MetLife Can't Dodge Veteran's Benefits Suit

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Shell Oil Co. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. must face a veteran's allegations that they violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act by denying the man's claims for long-term disability benefits, a Louisiana federal judge ruled in an issue of first impression on Monday, rejecting arguments that the veteran was barred from bringing the suit.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said in her order denying Shell's motion to dismiss that a severance agreement between combat war veteran Gregory Washington and the oil company...
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Case Title

Washington v. Shell Oil Company et al


Case Number

2:17-cv-08825

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Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other

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Jane Triche Milazzo

Date Filed

September 8, 2017

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