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Employment – ERISA – Long-Term Disability – Conflict Of Interest (access required)

Citing a new ERISA case from the U.S. Supreme Court, a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court reverses a carrier’s denial of long-term disability benefits to a 55-year-old coal miner who suffered from knee and shoulder impairments and depression from chronic pain syndrome. In addition to reviewing medical evidence submitted by claimant, the carrier had an ...