Mealey's Labor & Employment - 1st Circuit Rejects Installment Contract Theory Of Accrual In ERISA Case

BOSTON - A disability plan participant's claim challenging the calculation of his benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is untimely, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held March 4, rejecting the participant's theory that, similar to an installment contract, a new accrual period began with each benefits check (Robert Riley v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, No. 13-2166, 1st Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3990).

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