MORLAN v. UNIVERSAL GUARANTY LIFE INS. CO., 01-3795
Claims for welfare benefits, not limited to health-care benefits, are assignable provided that the ERISA plan itself permits assignment; dismissal of plaintiff's class action suit for past and future benefits, where there was a partial assignment of claims to bankruptcy trustee, reversed.
- Argued 05/28/2002
- Decided 07/26/2002
- Published 07/26/2002
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Gregory Leyh (Argued), Gladstone, MO, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Michelle D. Wyrick, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Louisville, KY, James B. Bleyer, Bleyer & Bleyer, Marion, IL, Henry E. Kinser (Argued), Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, KY, for Defendants-Appellees.