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Claimant Failed To Prove That He Suffered From Bipolar Disorder, Panel Says

Mealey's (October 3, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A district court did not err in determining that a disability insurer’s termination of a claimant’s benefits was reasonable based on the plan’s mental illness limitation because the claimant failed to carry his burden of proving that he suffered from bipolar disorder, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Sept. 26 (David Hoffmann v. Life Insurance Company of North America, et al., No. 15-55093, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17491). (Unpublished opinion available.  Document #17-161010-014Z.)

David Hoffman filed suit in the...
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