Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2023, 2:03 PM

Unum Drops Long Covid Disability ERISA Appeal Against Litigator

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

Unum Life Insurance Co. dropped its appeal asking the Ninth Circuit to review a decision requiring it to pay disability benefits and attorneys’ fees to a litigator suffering from post-Covid fevers, brain fog, and fatigue.

The parties’ stipulated dismissal, filed Tuesday in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, means the appeals court won’t have the opportunity to issue what could have been the first federal circuit court ruling in a case seeking disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for ailments related to Covid-19.

These cases began to trickle through the federal court system ...

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