Gibson v. Alcoa, Inc. et al
JUDGMENT: in favor of Alcoa, Inc., Metlife Group, Inc., Sapa Extrusions, Inc. against Eddie L Gibson; ERISA - Denial of benefits affirmed. Signed by Honorable Harry F. Barnes on August 31, 2011. (cnn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EL DORADO DIVISION
EDDIE L. GIBSON
CASE NO. 08-CV-1039
ALCOA, INC., SAPA EXTRUSIONS, INC.,
A/K/A SAPA FABRICATED PRODUCTS,
AND METLIFE GROUP, INC.
Plaintiff Eddie Gibson commenced this action pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., to recover life insurance and accidental
death and dismemberment benefits allegedly due to him under a Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company plan sponsored by his employer Alcoa, Inc. The administrative record has been filed, and
both parties have submitted briefs. (Doc. 30 and Doc. 32). The Court finds this matter ripe for
For the reasons discussed in the Memorandum Opinion of even date, the Court finds that
MetLife’s denial of life insurance benefits and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
benefits to Plaintiff should be upheld. The Court also finds that Plaintiff is entitled to reimbursement
from MetLife for all life insurance premiums charged to Plaintiff after MetLife was notified of Latay
Gibson Stevenson’s change in dependent status.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 31st day of August, 2011.
/s/ Harry F. Barnes
Hon. Harry F. Barnes
United States District Judge
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