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No AD&D Benefits for Drug Overdose Death (access required)

A plaintiff whose husband died of an overdose of Dilaudid and Xanax, after a history of depression, anxiety and polysubstance abuse, cannot recover accidental death benefits under his employee benefits plan because the plan administrator did not abuse its discretion in determining decedent voluntarily ingested the drugs that caused his death; the Norfolk U.S. District ...