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ERISA ‘Satisfactory Proof’ Standard Clarified (access required)

Joining its five sister circuits, the 4th Circuit says an ERISA plan that grants long-term disability benefits on proof of continuing disability “satisfactory” to the plan administrator does not confer discretionary decision-making authority on the plan administrator; the 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for employer and remands employee’s suit for disability benefits for her fibromyalgia, ...

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