In plaintiff's ERISA action against defendants for terminating her disability benefits, summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where: 1) defendant's decision was not improperly influenced by its structural conflict of interest; 2) defendant's ultimate conclusion was not an abuse of discretion as it was supported by the totality of the evidence; and 3) defendant's counterclaim is an equitable claim and is allowed under 29 U.S.C. section 1132(a)(3).
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided January 14, 2010
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge