Collier v. Lincoln Life Assurance Co. of Bos., No. 21-55465, __ F.4th __, 2022 WL 17087828 (9th Cir. Nov. 21, 2022) (Before Circuit Judges Paez and Watford, and District Judge Richard D. Bennett)

This week’s notable decision is a Kantor & Kantor victory in the Ninth Circuit addressing what arguments ERISA plan administrators and

Williams v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., No. 20-1694, __ F.4th __, 2021 WL 3729660 (8th Cir. Aug. 24, 2021) (Before Circuit Judges Smith, Arnold, and Stras).

Ever since the Supreme Court’s 1989 decision in Firestone Tire & Rubber v. Bruch, ERISA-governed benefit plans and their insurers have sought to grant themselves discretionary authority in order to ensure a favorable standard of review in court.Continue Reading Eighth Circuit Rules Maine’s Anti-Discretion Law Does Not Apply to Accident Policies