Mead v. Reliastar Life Ins. Co., No. 11-192 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit against her employer, Reliastar, under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., after she was denied long term disability benefits. The district court found that Reliastar's benefits determination was arbitrary and capricious, and remanded to the company to calculate the amount of benefits owed. Reliastar appealed. The court dismissed the appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction, holding that the remand order is not an immediately appealable final decision under either the traditional principles of finality or the court's precedents governing remands to administrative agencies.