Claimant Is Entitled To ‘Own Occupation’ Benefits, Oregon Federal Judge Says

(December 3, 2015, 8:17 AM EST) -- PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon federal judge on Nov. 13 determined that a disability claimant’s “own occupation” benefits should be retroactively reinstated and ordered the disability insurer to consider the claim for benefits under the “any occupation” standard (Sherry F. Robertson v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 14-1572, D. Ore.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154287).

(Opinion available. Document #17-151207-002Z.)

Sherry F. Robertson filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against Standard Insurance Co., alleging wrongful termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits under...
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