Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). These cases are tough even under the best of circumstances. Lawyers who handle ERISA cases do not spend time advertising their great results. The reason is the ERISA law prohibits “great” results. A win is just getting what you should have received in the first place. But wins are few and far between, especially in the United States Fifth Circuit.
Here is a case from the Northern District of Texas, Wichita Falls Division. It’s styled is, Edythe Koch v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
In this case, the Court denied MetLife’s motion for summary judgment which is unusual in these cases, thus, at first blush one thinks a win is coming. But when the Judge conducted it’s own review of the record, the Court upheld the plan administrator’s denial of accidental life insurance benefits.