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Insurance: ERISA-Payment of Benefits to Domestic Partner-Deference to Plan Administrators

Defendants appealed from the declaratory judgment that ruled that defendants paid group life-insurance benefits to the wrong person. Terry Engle died in a car crash while holding accidental death and life-insurance policies with defendants. Defendants contacted Terry’s mother, who informed ...

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Landmark 401(k) settlement gets final approval from judge

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A federal judge has approved a $55 million class-action settlement in a pioneering lawsuit involving fees charged by a St. Louis company’s retirement plan. The law firm of Schlichter Bogard & Denton originally announced the agreement March 28 against ABB ...

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Civil Practice: Right to Counsel-Indigent Defendants-Sovereign Immunity

Where plaintiffs brought a class action against the state and governor of Missouri and officials of the state’s public-defender system arguing that the state was failing to meet its obligations to provide indigent criminal defendants with meaningful representation, the state ...

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