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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.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/28/2002
  • Decided 07/26/2002
  • Published 07/26/2002

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • 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.