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932 F.2d 1552 *; 1991 U.S. App. LEXIS 12348 **; 13 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2566
Celestine PIERRE and the Estate of James Nolan Pierre, Jr., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY/LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA, Defendant-Appellant
Subsequent History: As Corrected.
Prior History: [**1] Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. No. CA-87-5554-D; A. J. McNamara, Judge.
Disposition: Reversed and Remanded.
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Governments, Fiduciaries, Pensions & Benefits Law, ERISA, General Overview, Employee Benefit Plans, Welfare Benefit Plans, Fiduciaries, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Plan Administration, Adherence to Plan, Civil Procedure, Appeals, Standards of Review, De Novo Review, Judicial Review, De Novo Standard of Review, Civil Litigation, Handling of Claims, ERISA Pension Plan Qualification Requirements, Child & Spouse Benefit Rules, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Business & Corporate Compliance, Pensions & Benefits Law, Plan Establishment, Claim Procedures, Named Fiduciary Appointment & Obligations, Abuse of Discretion, Estate, Gift & Trust Law, Trusts, Administrative Law