Firm's Experience with ERISA, Employee Benefits & Insurance Cases

The firm has handled literally thousands of ERISA and insurance claims over the last 15 years. The firm has handled many published and notable ERISA and insurance cases including the following:

LaRue v. DeWolff Boberg & Associates, Inc. and The DeWolff Boberg & Associates Employees' Savings Plan, 128 S. Ct. 1020, 169 L.Ed.2d. 847 (2008)

McCravy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 690 F.3d 176 (4th Cir. 2012)

Boyd v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 636 F.3d 138 (4th Cir. 2011)

Carden v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, 559 F.3d 256 (4th Cir. 2009)

White v. Eaton Corporation Short Term Disability Plan, et. al., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 1019 (4th Cir. 2009)

Jerry Isaacs v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 12584 (4th Cir. 2008)

Evans v. Eaton Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, 514 F.3d 315 (4th Cir. 2008)

Wilson v. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing Co., 513 F.3d 378 (4th Cir. 2008)

Donovan v. Eaton Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, 462 F.3 321 (4th Cir. 2006)Colucci v. Agfa Corporation Severance Pay Plan, 431 F.3d 170 (4th Cir. 2005), cert. denied 2006

Gayle v. United Parcel Service, Incorporated; Flexible Benefits Plan-United Parcel Service Long Term Disability Plan, 401 F.3d 222 (4th Cir. 2005)

Bynum v. CIGNA HealthCare of NC, Inc., 287 F.3d 305 (4th Cir. 2002)

Holder v. Woodmen of the World, 248 F.3d 1134 (4th Cir. 2001)

Lown v. Continental Casualty Company, 238 F.3d 543 (4th Cir. 2001)

Tester v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, 228 F.3d 372 (4th Cir. 2000)

Cothran v. Reliance Standard Life Inc. Co., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 31588 (4th Cir. 1999)

Rogers v. Department of Health & Environmental Control, 174 F.3d 431 (4th Cir. 1999)

Lewis v. Trustmark Ins. Co., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 15746 (4th Cir. 1999)

Graef v. Retirement Income Plan for Employees of Albemarle Corp., 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 31582; 22 E.B.C. 2280 (4th Cir. 1998)

Roberts v. National Health Corp., 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 446; 21 E.B.C. 2918 (4th Cir. 1998)

Austell v. Raymond James & Associates, 120 F.3d 32 (4th Cir. 1997)

Bailey v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Virginia, 67 F.3d 53 (4th Cir. 1995)

Wilson v. Office of Civilian Health & Med. Programs of the Uniformed Servs., 65 F.3d 361 (4th Cir. 1995)

Wheeler v. Dynamic Engineering, Inc., 62 F.3d 634 (4th Cir. 1995)

Hendricks v. Central Reserve Life Ins. Co., 39 F.3d 507 (4th Cir. 1994)

Killian v. Healthsource Provident Administrators, Inc., 152 F.3d 514 (6th Cir. 1998)

Physicians Multispecialty Group v. Horton Homes, 371 F.3d 1291 (11th Cir. 2004), cert. denied (2004)

Mire v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, 43 F.3d 567 (11th Cir. 1994)

Mire v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 34683 (11th Cir. 1994)

Alexander v. American United Life Insurance Company, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100227 (D.S.C. 2010)

Scott v. Eaton Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92256 (D.S.C. 2010)

Sox v. The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Long Term Disability Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80034 (D.S.C. 2006)

McGruder v. Eaton Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80033 (D.S.C. 2006)

Evans v. Eaton Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76322 (D.S.C. 2006)

Consolidated Insured Benefits, Inc. and Ronald F. English v. Conseco Medical Insurance Company, a Foreign Corporation, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75913 (D.S.C. 2006)

Belcher v. Verizon Wireless Short Term Disability Plan, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48861 (D.S.C. 2006)

Robinson v. MeadWestvaco Corporation Savings and Employee Stock Ownership Plan for Salaried and Non-Bargained Hourly Employees, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64103 (D.S.C. 2006)

Robinson v. MeadWestvaco Corporation Savings and Employee Stock Ownership Plan for Salaried and Non-Bargained Hourly Employees, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43049 (D.S.C. 2006)

Smith v. Westvaco Corp. Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Assoc. Long Term Disability Plan, 399 F.Supp.2d 692 (D.S.C. 2005)

Consolidated Insured Benefits, Inc. and Ronald F. English v. Conseco Medical Insurance Company, a Foreign Corporation, 370 F.Supp.2d 397 (D.S.C. 2004)

Gayle v. Flexible Benefit Plan/United Parcel Service Long Term Disability Plan and United Parcel Service, Inc., 318 F.Supp.2d 328 (D.S.C. 2004)

Bauman v. MILA National Health Benefit Plan, 2004 W.L. 2453951 (D.S.C. 2004)

Abercrombie v. Continental Casualty Company, 295 F.Supp.2d 604 (D.S.C. 2003)

Russell v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of America, 40 F. Supp.2d 747 (D.S.C. 1999)

Porter v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 17 F.Supp.2d 500 (D.S.C. 1998)

Rogers v. Department of Health & Environmental Control, 985 F. Supp. 635 (D.S.C. 1997)

Roberts v. National Health Corp., 963 F. Supp. 512 (D.S.C. 1997)

Austell v. Raymond James & Assoc., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21810 (D.S.C. 1996)

Response Oncology, Inc. v. The Metrahealth Ins. Co., 978 F. Supp. 1052 (S.D. Fla. 1997)

Mattive v. Healthsource of Savannah, Inc., 893 F. Supp. 1559 (S.D. Ga. 1995)

Bailey v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia, 878 F.Supp. 54 (E.D. Va. 1995)

Whitehead v. Federal Express Corp., 878 F.Supp. 1066 (W.D. Tenn. 1994)

Bailey v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia, 866 F.Supp. 277 (E.D. Va. 1994)

Wilson v. Office of the Civilian Health & Med. Program of the Uniformed Servs., 866 F.Supp. 903 (E.D. Va. 1994)

Wilson v. Office of the Civilian Health & Med. Program of the Uniformed Servs., 866 F.Supp. 931 (E.D. Va. 1994)

Hasty v. Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Health & Welfare Fund, 859 F.Supp. 339 (N.D. Ind. 1994)

Gripkey v. Mail Handlers Benefit Plan and Civilian Health and Medical Programs of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20619 (D.S.C. 1994)

Mashburn v. Mail Handlers Ben. Plan, 18 E.B.C. 2668 (M.D. Tenn. 1994)

Hasty v. Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Health & Welfare Fund, 851 F.Supp. 1250 (N.D. Ind. 1994)

Wheeler v. Dynamic Engineering, Inc., 850 F.Supp. 459 (E.D. Va. 1994)

Hawkins v. Mail Handlers Ben. Plan & Civilian Health & Med Programs of the Uniformed Servs., 18 E.B.C. 2571 (W.D.N.C. 1994)

Response Technologies, Inc. v. BCBS of Missouri, 941 S.W.2d 771 (Mo. Ct. App. 1997)

Spinx Oil Co. v. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 310 S.C. 477, 427 S.E.2d 649 (1993)

Crooks v. South Carolina Budget and Control Board, South Carolina Retirement Systems, 2005 W.L. 3308546 (S.C. Admin.Law.Judge.Div.)