MADISON - A lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America alleging it denied a claim for accidental death benefits has been dismissed.

The Dismissal Order was filed Oct. 7, 2011. Katie Hall claimed the matter had been fully compromised and settled.

Katie Hall claimed she was the primary beneficiary of proceeds payable from the accidental death of Brian Keith Hall under Patriot Coal’s plan insured by Unum, according to a complaint filed July 27, 2011, in Boone Circuit Court.

Brian Hall died September 2010 in an accident and Katie Hall said her claim was denied by Unum in November 2010, she said.

Her appeals were refused in February and May of 2011, she claimed.

Katie Hall was seeking recovery of all benefits under terms of the plan as well as pre-judgment interest, court costs and other relief. She was represented by John J. Polak and Matthew M. Hatfield of Hatfield & Hatfield PLLC.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge William S. Thompson.

Boone Circuit Court case number: 11-C-154

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