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No Disability for ‘Pre-Existing’ Back Pain (access required)

A plan administrator did not abuse its discretion in determining plaintiff’s lower back pain was a pre-existing condition rendering him ineligible for long-term disability benefits under an ERISA-qualified disability plan, says an Abingdon U.S. District Court. Plaintiff was employed as a Master HVAC Installer for Parrish Services Inc. and participated in an employee welfare benefit plan ...

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