Arbitrary-And-Capricious Standard Of Review Applies, Connecticut Federal Judge Says

(March 11, 2016, 10:47 AM EST) -- HARTFORD, Conn. — Because a disability insurer was properly appointed with fiduciary authority under an employer’s disability plan to conduct an administrative appeal review of the denial of a disability benefits claim, an arbitrary-and-capricious standard of review must be applied, a Connecticut federal judge said March 9 in granting the plan’s motion for partial summary judgment (Jennifer Dwinnell v. Federal Express Long Term Disability Plan, et al., No. 14-1439, D. Conn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29963).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160314-019Z.)

Jennifer Dwinnell, an employee of Federal...
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