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Insurance-Disability – Short- & Long-Term – Labor & Employment – ERISA – Contract (access required)

Benson v. Life Insurance Co. of North America (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0923, 9 pp.) (W. Earl Britt, Sr. J.) 5:14-cv-00377; E.D.N.C. Holding: Where the defendant-employer pays short-term disability benefits out of its general assets, the short-term disability policy is not governed or preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Thus, plaintiff’s breach of contract claim ...

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