Committee's Interpretation Of Disability Plan Was Abuse Of Discretion, Judge Says
LAKE CHARLES, La. - A disability plan committee's interpretation of plan documents was an abuse of discretion because the disability plan was ambiguous as to whether a written application for disability retirement benefits was required, a Louisiana federal judge said July 22 in granting a disability claimant's motion for summary judgment (John R. Ketchum v. Saint-Gobain Corp., No. 18-562, W.D. La., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123743).