TITLE

'Prevailing Party' Not a Requirement

AUTHOR(S)
Darras, Frank N.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Best's Review;Nov2010, Vol. 111 Issue 7, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the court case Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. on group disability policies under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 in the U.S. The Supreme Court rules that a claimant may not be the prevailing party eligible for attorney's fees. It remands the case to the insurer and ordered to review and reconsider the case. It points out that the claimants may argue that remand order constitutes success to receive an attorney's fees award.
ACCESSION #
55154990

 

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