Plan Administrator Abused Discretion In Benefits Suit, Federal Judge Concludes
(June 10, 2016, 8:39 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A disability plan administrator abused its discretion by terminating a claimant’s disability benefits without fully considering her work-related restrictions, a California federal judge said June 7 in issuing an amended findings of fact and conclusions of law (Catherine Thornton v. Sedgwick CMS, et al., No. 14-7942, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61930).
(Amended findings of fact and conclusions of law available. Document #17-160613-014Z.)
Catherine Thornton filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California under the Employee Retirement...