Virginia Federal Judge: ‘Serial Litigant’ Lawsuit Barred By Res Judicata

Mealey's (August 12, 2016, 12:14 PM EDT) -- LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Virginia federal judge on Aug. 10 granted a health insurer’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it unlawfully ignored requests to provide plan documents and breached co-fiduciary duties owed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because it is barred by res judicata (W.A. Griffin v. Areva Inc., No. 6:16-cv-00029, W.D. Va.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105887). (Opinion available. Document #54-160914-007Z.) U.S. Judge Norman K. Moon of the Western District of Virginia granted the motion by Areva Inc., which argued that...
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