Lang v. Long-Term Disability Plan of Sponsor Applied Remote Technology, Inc. (9th Cir. 1997) 125 F.3d 794

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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich, Certified Appellate Specialist
California Civil Appeals Attorney

US Court of Appeals 9th CircuitLang v. Long-Term Disability Plan of Sponsor Applied Remote Technology, Inc. (9th Cir. 1997) 125 F.3d 794.

Summary

This was the first ERISA case in the 9th Circuit to hold that an insurer’s dual role as plan administrator and insurer created a conflict of interest that tainted its decision-making.

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