In a huge win for lawyers representing children injured in auto accidents, a federal judge has ruled that an ERISA insurer has no right to enforcement of a lien for medical expenses when the minor’s settlement funds are placed in a “special-needs trust.”

In his nine-page opinion in Mills v. London Grove Township, Senior U.S. District Judge John P. Fullam held that since the child’s father is the ERISA beneficiary, any lien from the insurer, ACS Recovery Services, would not “come into existence” until the father received funds.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]