Mealey's Labor & Employment - Man's Death Was Not Covered As Accident Under ERISA Plan, 5th Circuit Rules

NEW ORLEANS - A claims administrator did not abuse its discretion in finding that a man's death by cardiac arrest was caused by something that constituted an accident under a welfare plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed June 6 in an unpublished opinion (Pamela L. Parsons v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, No. 13-60895, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10600).

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