In Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc., 2015 WL 5024159, (3d Cir. Aug. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeals addressed the principal question of whether under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. plan administrators must inform claimants of plan-imposed deadlines for judicial review in their… Read More

In Locklear v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania held that an insurer could not use alleged vehicle code violations to trigger the “criminal act” exclusion of an accidental death policy. The insurer denied benefits to the widow of a man who was killed… Read More

​The Pennsylvania Superior Court has held that pursuant to a fraudulent acts policy exclusion, a policyholder was not entitled to liability coverage for a class action verdict arising from the policyholder’s misleading description of an ERISA benefits plan. In Cigna Corp. v. Executive Risk Indem., Inc.,the policyholder sought coverage for a class action challenging the… Read More