Policy Is Ambiguous, 9th Circuit Panel Says In Finding For Disability Claimant

Mealey's (April 12, 2016, 9:34 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Because a disability policy is ambiguous as to whether the policy requires that a loss of income and the inability to perform the duties of one’s occupation occur simultaneously, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 6 reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of the insurer and directed the district court to calculate the past and future benefits owed to the claimant (Diana C. Anderson v. Sun Life Assurance of Canada Inc., et al., No. 13-17594, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S....
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