Claimant Failed To Prove Disability Prevented Him From Working, Judge Says
TACOMA, Wash. - A disability insurer did not wrongfully deny a claim for short-term disability benefits because the disability claimant failed to prove that he was disabled from performing the duties of his own occupation prior to his termination, a Washington federal judge said Dec. 16 (James M. Kollar v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, No. 19-5180, W.D. Wash., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 215947).