By: Kathleen Cahill Slaught and Michelle M. Scannell

Sixth Circuit judges might not expect holiday cards from the folks at the DOL this year.  In a recent opinion involving ERISA venue selection clauses, the court ruled that the DOL’s amicus curiae—(“friend of the court”)—brief was a mere “expression of mood” that wasn’t entitled to

By Ada Dolph and Chris Busey

In a divided decision, in Moyer v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.,  No. 13-1396 (6th Cir. Aug. 7, 2014) the Sixth Circuit held that MetLife’s failure to provide notice of a contractual limitations period in its final denial letter violated 29 U.S.C. § 1133 and related regulations and rendered