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Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Title VII Case

MH attorney Jason Richardson obtained summary judgment in favor of employer on all claims asserted by employee alleging violations of Title VII. The judgment was affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Case No. 13-40686). The Supreme Court of the United States denied plaintiff’s petition for a writ of […]

MH Secures Dismissal of Delaware RICO Case

MH attorneys Tom Hetherington, David McDowell, Jarrett Ganer, and Kendall Burr represented a life insurer in mass action brought by 60 life insurance trusts seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. MH successfully obtained dismissal of nearly all of the claims in the suit, including RICO and fraud-based claims, and the case was thereafter […]

MH Wins Summary Judgment in Welfare Benefit Case

MH attorneys Amy Boyea and Jason Richardson obtained dismissal on summary judgment of all claims asserted by broker against his employer and its parent company for alleged improper training in relation to the sale of 419(e) plans.

MH Wins ERISA Preemption Motion

MH attorney Jodi Swick represented a life insurance company in case where plaintiffs were two individuals who were not named beneficiaries of the policy but claimed to be entitled to benefits. MH filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings alleging that the policies were preempted by ERISA. The district court agreed and dismissed the […]

5 Tips To Avoid Bad Faith

Law360 — As stated in an article written by MH partner Jodi Swick, insurance companies tend to make headlines when high-dollar or high-profile claims are denied. While insurance companies often have a valid reason for a determination of no coverage, a perception exists that insurance companies do not play by the rules and unfairly deny […]

Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Welfare Benefit Litigation

MH attorneys David McDowell and Amy Boyea successfully represented life insurer in Fifth Circuit Appeal to affirm trial court’s summary judgment in favor of life insurer regarding attempted rescission of life insurance policies issued to fund a 412 (i) welfare benefit plan.

MH Prevails in Impostor Insured Case

MH attorneys David McDowell and Jason Richardson obtained summary judgment in favor of life insurer on all claims brought by a fictitious charitable organization for insurance proceeds on the life of a non-existent person. The court found that the beneficiary of the policies utilized forged documents to misidentify an unclaimed body as that of the […]