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Intoxication Exclusion Blocks Man’s Claim for Limb Loss Benefits

A Mississippi man who had his arm amputated after driving his Dodge Charger into two trees lost his lawsuit seeking accidental dismemberment benefits, when a federal judge upheld United of Omaha Life Insurance Co.'s decision to deny benefits based on his policy’s intoxication exclusion.

Major Employers Targeted in Biden’s Virus Paid Leave Plan (1)

The Biden administration’s plan to expand emergency federal leave during the Covid-19 pandemic includes the nation’s largest companies, widening the pool of employers that can be sued if they refuse to grant worker requests to recover from the virus, care for family members, or deal with school and childcare closures.

Comcast Worker Seeks SCOTUS Input on ERISA Plan’s Choice of Law

A Comcast Corp. worker who unsuccessfully sued Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston for disability benefits is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to take his case and explain when an otherwise applicable state law can be displaced by an ERISA benefit plan’s choice-of-law provision.

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