Plan’s Definition Of Disability Is Permissible, Minnesota Federal Judge Says

(January 29, 2016, 11:15 AM EST) -- MINNEAPOLIS — Because a disability plan’s “stringent” definition of disability is permissible and because the claimant failed to demonstrate that she met that definition, the plan’s decision to deny long-term disability benefits cannot be overturned, a Minnesota federal judge said Jan. 27 (Linda Anderson v. Sappi Fine Paper North America, No. 14-428, D. Minn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9733).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160208-006Z.)

Linda Anderson was born in 1959 with bilateral clubfeet and has endured a number of injuries over the years. Anderson was able to...
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