U.S. High Court Refuses To Review Decision On Internal Appeal Deadline

Mealey's (March 21, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 denied a disability insurer’s petition for writ of certiorari, refusing to review the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling that the deadline for an internal appeal of a disability claim can be extended if the deadline falls on a weekend (Andre LeGras v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-439, U.S. Sup.).

In October 2008, Andre LeGras injured himself while working as a ramp transport driver for Federal Express Corp. (FedEx), a job he...
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