Denial Of Benefits Was Arbitrary And Capricious, Michigan Federal Judge Finds

(September 11, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT) -- DETROIT — A disability plan administrator’s termination of short-term benefits was arbitrary and capricious because the evidence shows that the plan administrator disregarded the opinions of the claimant’s treating doctors and failed to conduct an independent medical exam, a Michigan federal judge said Aug. 18 in remanding the suit to the plan administrator (Elizabeth Kathryn Stephens v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 14-11809, E.D. Mich.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108363).

(Opinion available. Document #17-150914-023Z.)

Elizabeth Stephens filed suit in the U.S. District...
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