Arbitrary And Capricious Standard Of Review Applies In Disability Benefits Suit

Mealey's (January 26, 2017, 8:26 AM EST) -- PITTSBURGH — An arbitrary and capricious standard of review will be applied in a suit challenging the denial of a long-term disability benefits because the plan clearly granted the insurer the discretionary authority to determine a claimant’s eligibility for benefits, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Jan. 23 (James Neal v. Life Insurance Company of North America, et al., No. 16-1146, W.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8498)....

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