METRO. LIFE INS. CO. v. JOHNSON, 01-3143
A change of ERISA life insurance beneficiary was valid and effective, under the federal law doctrine of substantial compliance, despite a number of errors in executing the form; ERISA pre-empts the Illinois "substantial compliance" doctrine.
- Argued 04/02/2002
- Decided 07/17/2002
- Published 07/17/2002
- MANION, Circuit Judge., BEFORE: POSNER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- James B. Davidson,Davidson, Mandell & Menkes, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff.
- For Appellees:
- Gerald R. Statza (argued), Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellant, Mildred Johnson., Darryl L. Robinson (argued), Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellees, Lashanda Smith and Carolyn Hall.