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Breach Of Fiduciary Claim Can Move Forward, Mississippi Federal Judge Determines

(August 4, 2016, 11:40 AM EDT) -- ABERDEEN, Miss. — A disability claimant is not precluded from pleading a breach of fiduciary duty claim in addition to a claim for denial of benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when a more expansive approach is applied to the pleadings, a Mississippi federal judge said July 13 (Walter Peterson v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 15-204, N.D. Miss.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91021).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160808-034Z.)

Walter Peterson worked for Nucor Corp. from 1984 until 2013, when he stopped working...
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