Brown v. Rawlings Financial Services, LLC, No. 16-3748 (2d Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff filed suit under Section 502(c)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1132(c)(1)(B), alleging that defendants failed to timely comply with her request for documents relating to her healthcare benefit plan. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claim as time-barred. Because ERISA does not specify a statute of limitations for Section 502(c)(1) claims, the courts apply the state statute of limitations that is the nearest analogue. The court held that the most analogous statute of limitations in Connecticut was the one-year statute of limitations for actions to recover civil forfeitures. Applying the one-year limitation, the court held that plaintiff's claim was time-barred.