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8th Circuit Affirms Denial Of Benefits Based Upon Cancer Diagnosis

(September 8, 2015, 10:56 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) did not breach its fiduciary duty by denying life insurance benefits to the widow of a policyholder who failed to disclose a cancer diagnosis received post-application but before the policy was issued, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 3 (Yafei Huang v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 14-3401, 8th Cir. 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15677).

(Decision available. Document #54-150909-051Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Raymond W. Gruender,...
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