The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently affirmed a judgment in favor of firm client, The Standard Insurance Company. In the lawsuit, Plaintiff alleged that he was entitled to benefits under an ERISA governed accidental death and dismemberment plan with his employer, which was insured and administered by The Standard. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered judgment in favor of The Standard, and the Fifth Circuit affirmed. Our client was represented by partner Ryan K. McComber.
The case is Byerly v. Standard Ins. Co., 20-40302, 2021 WL 364243 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2021) (per curiam), and the Fifth Circuit’s opinion can be read here