Rice v. Jefferson Pilot Fin. Ins. Co., No. 08-4180 - U.S. Sixth Circuit
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Rice v. Jefferson Pilot Fin. Ins. Co., No. 08-4180

In an ERISA action challenging a denial of plaintiff's application for long-term disability benefits, dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where, because the parties did not provide any reason to ignore the plain language of the policy, the clear repudiation rule did not apply and the language of the policy governed.

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Appellate Information

Argued: August 4, 2009

Decided and Filed: August 24, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gibbons

Counsel

Tony C. Merry, Law Offices of Tony C. Merry, LLC, Columbus, OH

Adam Jay Hubble, Law Office, Dublin, OH