Conflicted Fiduciaries;

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Here the district court concluded Standard was operating under a conflict of interest, but found Hackett failed to prove a serious breach of fiduciary duty. Accordingly, the conflict of interest was not a factor in the district court’s review of Standard’s decision denying benefits. In light of the Supreme Court’s intervening decision in Metropolitan Life …

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