Termination Of Benefits Was Reasonable, California Federal Judge Determines
(July 7, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — A California federal judge on July 5 determined that a disability claims administrator did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant’s benefits because the administrator identified two reasonable jobs within the proper zone that could be performed by the claimant (William Barnett v. Southern California Edison Company Long Term Disability Plan, No. 12-130, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86828).
(Opinion available. Document #17-160711-019Z.)
William Barnett worked as a program manager/project manager for Southern California Edison Co. and, as such, was eligible...