Plan Did Not Abuse Discretion In Terminating Disability Benefits, Panel Says

SAN FRANCISCO - A district court did not err in applying an abuse-of-discretion standard of review in a disability suit because the plan administrator's conduct did not rise to the level of requiring a de novo review of the plan's denial of benefits, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Dec. 10 in affirming the lower court's finding that the plan did not abuse its discretion in terminating the disability claimant's benefits (Olga Gorbacheva v. Abbott Laboratories Extended Disability Plan, et al., Nos. 18-15400, 18-16178, 9th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 36542).
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