ERISA Laws And How They Apply To Disability Benefits
Claimant Wins Disability Suit
The Western District Court of the United States Federal courts ruled that injuries for accident and degenerative disk disease rendered claimant totally disabled under a disability insurance policy. The carrier had denied the disability claim and the matter was decided by Judge Max Cogburn. Wadford v. Continental Insurance Company, 261 F. Supp. 402.
Victory For Disabled Police Officers
Trail v. North Carolina Retirement System. In a class action, the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County ruled that benefits of disabled police officers could not be reduced from the benefits they were promised at the time the officers vested in their retirement program.