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Sixth Circuit finds personal jurisdiction over out-of-state attorney who drafted letters to individuals in Ohio

  • Squire Sanders
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2012

The Sixth Circuit recently reversed the Southern District of Ohio and found personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state attorney in Schneider v. Hardesty, Case No. 09-3892

ERISA plan language trumps federal common law

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 16 2011

In a decision involving determination of a life insurance policy's proper beneficiary, the Sixth Circuit ruled that the language of ERISA and the insurance policy must be followed before a court may resort to the application of federal common law