Montour v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-55803 - Employment Law - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Montour v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-55803

In an ERISA action challenging defendant-insurer's decision to terminate plaintiff's long-term disability benefits, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where a modicum of evidence in the record supporting the plan administrator's decision will not alone suffice in the face of the administrator's conflict of interest.

Read Montour v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 08-55803

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted February 10, 2009

Filed September 14, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Clifton

Counsel

For Appellants:

Bradley P. Knypstra, Knypstra & Associates, Irvine, CA

For Appellee:

Bruce D. Celebrezze, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, San Francisco, CA

Dennis G. Rolstad, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, San Francisco, CA