Federal Judge Strikes Claimant’s Demand For Jury Trial; Relief Not Available
(February 2, 2016, 1:43 PM EST) -- BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut federal judge on Feb. 1 granted a disability insurer’s motion to strike a claimant’s demand for a jury trial because there is no right to a jury trial in a suit filed to recover disability benefits under Section 502(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Jodee Weghorst v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 15-560, D. Conn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11178).
(Opinion available. Document #17-160208-008Z.)
Jodee Weghorst filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of...