Issue: (1) Whether the doctrine of waiver applies when an ERISA plan administrator denies a claim for benefits on the ground that the ERISA plan does not provide coverage, and later wants to assert or investigate a ground for denial not stated in the initial denial letter; and (2) whether, if the doctrine of waiver can be applied generally in the above context, it applies in the specific instance where the ERISA plan did not have sufficient facts to have asserted the additional basis for denial when it denied the claim.
“I think always the humor was a means to an end. And the end is, to help folks who don’t live in this world understand why it matters.” Dahlia Lithwick covers the Supreme Court and writes about law more broadly for Slate.com. In this six-part interview, Ms. Lithwick discusses law school, practicing law, and how […]
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