Employee Benefits, ERISA, Life, Health and Disability Litigation

Elkins, PLC represents local, regional and national companies and employee welfare benefit plans in ERISA and non-ERISA matters. We assist clients in the development of pre-litigation and litigation strategies involving life, health and disability issues. We represent insurers, third party administrators, HMOs, PPOs, self-funded plans, non-ERISA plans, plan sponsors and claims administrators in the defense of claims in state and federal courts. Our Team’s objective is to provide our clients with the highest quality service at the most reasonable cost. We have over thirty years of experience representing clients that have been sued in State or Federal courts. We also represent clients as plaintiffs in interpleader/concursus or declaratory judgment actions.

Success Stories

  • Schexnayder v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., 600 F.3d 465 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Touro Infirmary v. American Maritime Officer, 34 So.3d 878 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2010)
  • Schully v. Continental Cas. Co., 380 Fed. Appx. 437 (5th Cir. 2010)
  • Compensation Specialties, LLC v. New England Mutual Life Ins. Co., 6 So.3d 275 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2009), writ den. (2009)
  • Durio v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 653 F.Supp.2d 656 (W.D.La. 2009)
  • Louisiana Workers Compensation Corp. v. The Hartford, 616 F. Supp.2d 608 (M.D. La. 2008)
  • Posey v. Standard Ins. Co., 584 F. Supp. 2d 903 (W.D.La. 2008)
  • Janies v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 247 Fed. Appx. 487 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Sanders v. AT&T, 232 Fed. Appx. 406 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Carroll v. United Omaha Life Ins. Co., 378 F. Supp. 2d 741 (E. D. La. 2005)
  • New York Life Ins. Co. v. Deshotel, No. 96-31260, 142 F.3d 873 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Realsongs v. Gulf Broadcasting Co., 824 F. Supp. 89 (M. D. La. 1993)
  • New York Life Ins. Co. v. Brown, 84 F.3d 137 (5th Cir. 1996)
  • Vasseur v. Halliburton Co., No. 90-4861, 950 F.2d 1002 (5th Cir. 1992)
  • Pierre v. Connecticut Gen. Life Ins. Co., No. 89-3861, 932 F. 2d 1552, (5th Cir.1992)
  • Brock v. Primedica, Inc., No. 89-3888 , 904 F. 2d 295 (5th Cir. 1990)
  • Nicolson v. Life Ins. Co., No. 85-3518, 783 F.2d 1316 (5th Cir. 1986)
  • DiPascal v. New York Life Ins. Co., No. 83-3598 749 F.2d 255 (5th Cir. 1985)
  • Berthelot v. Travelers Ins. Co., No. 96-3121, 973 F. Supp. 596 (E. D. La. 1997)
  • Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Hawkins, 970 F. Supp. 550 (E.D. La. 1997)
  • Fuselier v. Sciambra, 95-248, (La. App. 5 Cir. 09/26/95)662 So. 2d 41