SAN FRANCISCO - A federal district court erred in granting a long-term disability plan summary judgment under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in a wrongful denial of benefits case, a majority of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 8 in an unpublished opinion granting summary judgment to the claimant (Pamela Jackson, et al. v. Wilson, Jackson, Goodrich & Sonsini, et al., No. 10-17112, 9th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11641).