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March 05, 2015

The panel vacated the district court's disgorgement of profits award to plaintiff Rochow and remanded the case to the district court to determine whether an award of prejudgment interest is appropriate and, if so, in what amount.

U.S. Chamber urges Sixth Circuit to review district court’s ruling on ERISA benefits

March 28, 2014

In the coalition brief, the U.S. Chamber asked the Sixth Circuit to reverse a district court’s holding that the Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) wrongfully denied the plaintiff’s disability benefits owed to him. The Chamber argued that if the decision is affirmed, it will significantly increase the risk, cost and uncertainty associated with offering Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governed employee benefits, including a dramatic increase in the expense and burden of resolving benefits cases. The Chamber pointed out that such effects will have negative repercussions for the obtainability and affordability of the valuable employee benefits on which millions of American workers and their families depend.

The Chamber filed the brief jointly with the American Council of Life Insurers, the American Benefits Council, and America’s Health Insurance Plans.

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