Monday, June 24, 2013, 1:44 PM

Is DWI an Accident? Kathy Lange Discusses in

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—When a motorist dies while driving drunk, is that death an “accident” or a reasonably predictable outcome of dangerous behavior? From a legal standpoint, that question remains open for debate.

Womble Carlyle attorney Kathy Lange examines this question in a new article at Lange examines a recent decision in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court reversed a district court decision and ruled that the widow of a motorist who died while driving intoxicated is entitled to collect accidental death and disability insurance.

Click here to read “‘Accident’ Remains Open to Interpretation” at

Kathy Lange’s practice has focused almost exclusively in the area of ERISA employee benefit plan litigation for more than fifteen years. She has represented plans, plan administrators and plan fiduciaries in hundreds of lawsuits involving a variety of employee benefit plan issues, including benefit entitlement, COBRA compliance and statutory compliance. Lange is a co-author of the Southeastern Erisa Watch Blog.


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