Judge Finds Complaint Confusing But Denies Insurer's Dismissal Motion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Although a Tennessee federal judge found that a plaintiff's complaint for benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) "is not sufficiently clear," he declined to grant an insurer's motion to dismiss on March 20, instead giving the claimant opportunity to amend her claims to avoid state law claims that might be precluded under ERISA (Gladys Yarboro Barnette Lloyd v. Federal Insurance Co., et al., No. 3:12-cv-00210, E.D. Tenn.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38246).

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