5th Circuit Affirms Denial Of Life Insurance Benefits On Behalf Of Wife
(December 15, 2015, 10:02 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Texas federal judge properly affirmed a decision by an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan administrator to deny a widow benefits in connection with her late husband’s fatal fall, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 11 (Judy Hagen v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 15-40597, 5th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21460).
(Decision available. Document #54-160113-004Z.)
The panel of Circuit Judges E. Grady Jolly, Gregg J. Costa and Catharina Haynes found that although the official manner...