Termination Under Plan’s Any-Occupation Standard Is Supported, Federal Judge Says
Mealey's (October 6, 2016, 3:54 PM EDT) -- ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A disability insurer’s termination of a claimant’s benefits under the plan’s any-occupation standard was not arbitrary and capricious because the evidence clearly supports the insurer’s decision, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Sept. 26 (Calvin Shatto v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 14-5653, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131097).
(Opinion available. Document #17-161010-029Z.)
Calvin Shatto filed suit in the Lancaster County, Pa. Court of Common Pleas against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, alleging wrongful termination of long-term disability benefits Liberty...