Denial Of Disability Benefits Did Not Violate ERISA, 6th Circuit Rules

CINCINNATI - A pension benefits plan and welfare benefits plan administrator did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in denying disability benefits to a participant for failure of proof of disability and untimeliness because the interpretation of the plans' terms was reasonable, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 30 in an unpublished opinion (Connie Thacker v. Schneider Electric USA, Inc., No. 13-5306, 6th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 22297).

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