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LeGras v. AETNA Life Insurance Company, No. 12-56541 (May 28, 2015)

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Ninth Circuit Extends ERISA Deadline, Revives Untimely Appeal

Ogletree Deakins • June 08, 2015
Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in LeGras v. AETNA Life Insurance Company, No. 12-56541 (May 28, 2015), holding that the 180-day period to appeal a denial of a long-term disability claim was extended to the following Monday because the last day to submit the appeal fell on a Saturday. The court concluded that "where the deadline for an internal administrative appeal under an ERISA-governed insurance contract falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday."