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HARROW v. PRUDENTIAL INS. CO. OF AMERICA, 00-5049

Where insured took no steps beyond making an initial telephone inquiry regarding benefits before instituting his lawsuit under ERISA, the futility exception to the exhaustion of remedies doctrine is not available.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/30/2002
  • Published 01/30/2002

Judges

  • Before:  SLOVITER, SCIRICA and GARTH, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Michael D. Gottsch (Argued), Ramona Mariani, Chimicles & Tikellis, Haverford, PA, Kenneth A. Jacobsen, Media, PA, Attorneys for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • James C. Orr (Argued), Kelly A. Waters, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, Newark, NJ, Attorney for Appellee, Prudential Insurance Company of America.
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