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ERISA ‘Satisfactory Proof’ Standard Clarified (access required)

Joining its five sister circuits, the 4th Circuit says an ERISA plan that grants long-term disability benefits on proof of continuing disability “satisfactory” to the plan administrator does not confer discretionary decision-making authority on the plan administrator; the 4th Circuit ...

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Insured Contractor Is ‘Nominal Party’ for Removal (access required)

An insured roofing contractor who settled a suit for defective work for $1 million is a nominal party in a contribution suit between the contractor’s insurance carriers, and applying the nominal party exception to the rule requiring unanimous consent to ...

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Dismissal Sanction Upheld for Discovery Abuse (access required)

A trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing a government subcontractor’s suit against the general contractor for alleged unpaid invoices for operations support to develop an Iraqi civilian police force; in light of the subcontractor’s repeated discovery abuses, ...

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