Denial Of Benefits Was Reasonable Based On Plan Provisions, Federal Judge Says
Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A disability insurer did not act arbitrarily and capriciously in denying long-term disability (LTD) benefits to a claimant because the insurer’s denial was reasonable based on the plan’s provisions, a Florida federal judge said Sept. 30 (Myles German v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 15-60392, S.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135845).
(Opinion available. Document #17-161010-021Z.)
Myles German filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (MetLife) and AXA Equitable Insurance Company’s Long Term...