Spouse Lacks Standing To Assert Claims In ERISA Suit, 3rd Circuit Rules

Mealey's (June 14, 2016, 10:13 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA— A spouse lacks standing to assert a claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act against his spouse’s former employer regarding an alleged failure to timely send notice for health insurance coverage because the spouse was not a beneficiary or participant in the plan, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed June 13 in an unpublished opinion (John Sacchi v. Katheryn J. Luciani, et al., No. 15-1453, 3rd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 10651).

(Unpublished opinion available. Document #54-160713-006Z.)

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