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Successful argument for a favorable de novo standard of review

In Hampton v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 2020 WL 5946967 (N.D. Ill. October 7, 2020), DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C. successfully argued for the application of the de novo standard of review to an insurance claim dispute originating under The Boeing’s Company’s Master Welfare Plan. Although the benefits plan contained language […]

Casciari to speak on benefit claims at ABA ERISA Basics.

Marie E. Casciari will be speaking at the ABA JCEB ERISA Basics National Institute, presented virtually, from December 7-10, 2020 on the following two panels: “Benefit Claims – Part I: Administrative Procedures” and “Benefit Claims – Part II: Litigation Overview.”

Mark DeBofsky records new CLE video on ERISA claim appeals

Mark DeBofsky was recently invited by the National Academy of Legal Education to record a video on pre-litigation appeals of benefit denials in ERISA cases which are generally considered mandatory. Claim appeals are also often the key to success or failure in litigation, yet they are often given insufficient attention both by claimants and plan […]

Mark DeBofsky records new video, “ERISA for Dummies”

Mark DeBofsky recently joined the faculty of the National Academy for Continuing Legal Education and recorded a new course, “ERISA for Dummies,” accessible via the following link: The entire program may also be viewed here: