ERISA Penalties.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: W.A. Griffin, M.D. v. TeamCare, et al.

Case No.: 18-2374

Officials: BAUER, KANNE, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.

Focus: ERISA Penalties

W.A. Griffin, M.D., is the assignee of her patient's health plan, TeamCare, which the Board of Trustees of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund (collectively Central States) administers and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 10011461, governs. Dr. Griffin sued Central States for underpayment and for statutory penalties based on its failure to furnish plan documents upon request. The district court dismissed her complaint. However, because we find that Dr. Griffin adequately alleged that she is eligible for additional benefits and statutory damages, we affirm the judgment only as to Count, vacate the judgment as to Counts 1 and 3, and remand Counts 1 and 3 for...

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