Triable Issues Over Lupus Condition, Treatment Bar Summary Judgment, Judge Says

Triable Issues Over Lupus Condition, Treatment Bar Summary Judgment, Judge Says

SAN FRANCISCO - Although he found no problems with an insurer's definition of disability, a California federal judge on Dec. 10 held that triable issues of fact surrounding an employee's diagnosis and treatment of her lupus precluded him from granting summary judgment to an insurer on a bad faith claim against it (Cassaundra Ellena v. Standard Insurance Co., et al., No. 3:12-cv-05401, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173163).

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