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FRITCHER v. HEALTH CARE SERV. CORP., 01-4141

An ERISA plan administrator's decision to deny benefits should be reviewed de novo, and its decision to confine benefits to a two-hour time period was unreasonable. Award of fees, costs, and prejudgment interest was proper.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/04/2002
  • Decided 08/23/2002
  • Published 08/23/2002

Judges

  • COFFEY, Circuit Judge., BEFORE:  COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Joseph W. Phebus (argued), Phebus & Winkelmann, Urbana, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Peter W. Brandt, Livingston, Barger, Brandt & Schroeder, Bloomington, IL, Michael A. Wozniak (argued), Livingston, Barger, Brandt & Schroeder, Champaign, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.