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Court Awards $180,000 and Attorney's Fees for Failure to Provide Plan Documents

An Alabama District Court awarded nearly $180,000 in penalties and attorney's fees against a doctor who was also a plan administrator when the doctor did not provide requested plan documentation as required under ERISA. Cromer-Tyler v. Teitel, et. al., (2007, DC AL) 2007 WL 2684863. The doctor delayed delivering the requested documents for over 4-1/2 years.The court imposed a maximum penalty of $110 per day, or $179,960. The court also ordered the doctor to pay attorney's fees.
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