Trahan v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co

Plaintiff: Kevin Trahan
Defendant: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Case Number: 3:2015cv02803
Filed: December 8, 2015
Court: Louisiana Western District Court
Office: Monroe Office
County: Ouachita
Referring Judge: Karen L Hayes
Presiding Judge: Robert G James
Nature of Suit: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
Cause of Action: 29:1001
Jury Demanded By: None

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February 9, 2017 55 Opinion or Order of the Court JUDGMENT ADOPTING 47 Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff's claim for short-term disability benefits is DENIED and DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that to the extent Plaintiff asserts a claim for long-term disability benefits, that claim is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant's request for attorneys fees and costs is DENIED. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 2/9/17. (crt,Crawford, A)
June 20, 2016 24 Opinion or Order of the Court JUDGMENT adopting 23 Report and Recommendations. IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Defendants motion for partial summary judgment [Doc. No. 9] is hereby GRANTED, and that judgment be entered in favor of Defendant declaring that Plaint iffs state law claim for unpaid benefits under the Plan is completely preempted by ERISA, and thus, recast as a claim under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B). IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that in the event any issues of plan term interpretation arise in the cours e of plaintiffs claim for wrongful denial of benefits, the court shall review the issue(s) under an abuse of discretion standard. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiffs state law claim for penalties under Louisiana Revised Statute § 22:1821 is hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE, as preempted. Signed by Judge Robert G James on 6/20/16. (crt,DickersonSld, D)

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Plaintiff: Kevin Trahan
Represented By: Anthony J Bruscato
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Defendant: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Represented By: Kyle L Gideon
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