Case: Health & Welfare Benefits/Long-Term Disability (S.D. Cal.)

April 13, 2021, 8:52 PM

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company is entitled to judgment in an ERISA suit stemming from its denial of benefits under a group long-term disability policy, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California held. Anne M. Kay, whose job is a combination of training representative and general duty nurse, has diagnoses of degenerative disc disease and chronic pain syndrome, but her evidence fails to explain how, and to what extent, she is impaired, the court said. The sole direct evidence on the record is a physician’s opinion that she is capable of meeting the medium duty level...

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