Benefit Administrative Systems, LLC v. West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Inc.

274 So. 3d 480 (Fla. 3d DCA May 29, 2019). The Firm represented several hospitals in a lawsuit against an ERISA-plan administrator, which had not paid outstanding balances of certain plan beneficiaries. Despite being served with the lawsuit, the administrator failed to respond, and a default judgment was entered. Thereafter, the hospitals sought to collect on the judgment and froze the administrator’s bank accounts. The administrator then moved to set aside the default judgment. Following an evidentiary hearing, the Court denied the administrator’s motion. That ruling was affirmed by the Third District Court of Appeal.