Skip to content.
About GPO   |   Newsroom/Media   |   Congressional Relations   |   Inspector General   |   Careers   |   Contact   |   askGPO   |   Help  
 

  FDsys > More Information
(Search string is required)
 

16-1861 - Lee Prather v. Sun Life Financial


Download Files

Metadata

Document in Context
16-1861 - Lee Prather v. Sun Life Financial
December 13, 2016
PDF | More
Filed opinion of the court by Judge Posner. Because Sun Life failed to make any plausible showing that the surgery on Prather’s ankle, rather than the accident that necessitated the surgery, caused his death, the judgment in favor of the defendant is REVERSED and the district court is instructed to enter judgment in favor of the plaintiff. See Senkier v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 948 F.2d 1050, 1052 (7th Cir. 1991). Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge; Richard A. Posner, Circuit Judge and Ann Claire Williams, Circuit Judge. [6804233-1] [6804233] [16-1861]
March 30, 2017
PDF | More
Filed opinion of the court by Judge Posner. The result of these adjustments is to reduce the number of hours on which the $37,170 fee award is based from 59 to 49, yielding (with a further adjustment, reducing the attorney’s billing rate from $630 to $620, on the ground that the $630 rate reflected an excessive rate increase of 5 percent from his hourly rate of $600 in 2015) a total fee award of $30,380—which is the amount we award the plaintiff. So ordered. [6807824-2] Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge; Richard A. Posner, Circuit Judge and Ann Claire Williams, Circuit Judge. [6829863-1] [6829863] [16-1861]