Our group's attorneys are knowledgeable in the complex field of ERISA litigation, including issues of preemption and removal of state court actions in general, scope and standard of review, effect of different plan wordings and, in particular, recent developments regarding structural conflicts in plan administration, attorney fee awards and scope of the administrative record.
The group also coordinates with the firm's Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Practice Group for its handling of complex life insurance disputes. The group represents the industry, both with respect to the handling of these claims and in the errors and omissions market for claims against program providers alleging mishandling of claims. The group also draws from the experience of the firm's Securities and Investments Professional Liability Practice Group with respect to the defense of life, health and disability brokers and agents in errors and omissions claims.
The Life, Health and Disability Group's chair, Eric Fitzgerald, Esquire, devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of insurers and self-insureds with respect to insurance coverage disputes. Eric is a National Governor in the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society. He is also matriculated with the American College for attainment of his Casualty Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. Please feel free to contact Eric with any questions or if you would like a presentation on cutting edge developments in the life, health and disability field for your claims staff.
The Life, Health and Disability Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin serves clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale and communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.