In plaintiff's ERISA case, district court's judgment on the administrative record approving defendant's discontinuance of plaintiff's long-term disability benefits is affirmed as, taking the record as a whole and applying the highly deferential arbitrary and capricious standard, defendant's decision appears to have been based on a principled and deliberative reasoning process.
Argued: October 8, 2009
Decided and Filed: October 29, 2009
Opinion by Circuit Judge Martin
For Appellant: Troy W. Haney, Haney Law Office, PC, Grand Rapids, Michigan
For Appellee: Warren Sebastian von Schleicher, Smith, von Schleicher & Associates, Chicago, Illinois