The Rawlings Company, LLC

Hahn Loeser served as lead counsel in the successful defense of The Rawlings Company against a nationwide ERISA class action. Plaintiff alleged that Rawlings engaged in a nationwide practice of improperly exercising its clients' reimbursement and subrogation rights in violation of ERISA law. Plaintiff claimed that under ERISA law employee health benefit plans were only permitted to recover monies in the actual possession and control of the Plan participants. Rawlings argued for dismissal of the lawsuit for failure to state a claim by distinguishing the ERISA law Plaintiff relied on and highlighting that its actions could not under any circumstance be found to be arbitrary and capricious. The federal district court in Ohio granted Rawlings motion to dismiss, denied plaintiff's motion to amend the complaint, and denied the motion for class certification as moot.