Denial Of Claim Was Proper; Lawsuit Was Untimely Filed, 8th Circuit Panel Determines
Mealey's (August 24, 2016, 10:26 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 22 affirmed a disability insurer’s denial of a long-term disability (LTD) claim on the basis that the claimant’s lawsuit was not filed within the plan’s contractual limitations period (Jeff Schmitz v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 14-3701, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15319).
(Opinion available. Document #17-160912-005Z.)
Jeffrey Schmitz filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota pursuant to the Employee Retirement Insurance Income Security Act, seeking...