Benefits Claim Properly Dismissed Based On Res Judicata, 5th Circuit Holds

Benefits Claim Properly Dismissed Based On Res Judicata, 5th Circuit Holds

NEW ORLEANS - A federal district court properly granted summary judgment to an insurer on a participant's denial of disability benefits claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the lawsuit was barred by res judicata, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 29 in an unpublished opinion (Gayl Payton v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 13-30550, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22024).

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