No. 89-3861.

932 F.2d 1552 (1991)

Celestine PIERRE and the Estate of James Nolan Pierre, Jr., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY/LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 18, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Virginia N. Roddy, Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Cleverie & Sims Eugene R. Preaus, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellant.

Paul Brian Spurlock, New Orleans, La., for plaintiffs-appellees.

Before REYNALDO G. GARZA, JOLLY and JONES, Circuit Judges.

E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge:

This case is before us for a second time. It requires us to determine the appropriate standard for review of factual determinations made by plan administrators under ERISA. The plaintiff brought suit for the denial of accidental death benefits under her husband's ERISA plan. In the first round, the district court applied the then proper standard of arbitrary and capricious review to the decisions of the ERISA plan administrator. Accordingly...

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