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Fortier v. Principal Life Insurance Co., 10-1441

In an appeal from an order of the district court dismissing, on summary judgment, plaintiff's ERISA complaint for further benefits under a group disability policy, judgment is affirmed where the plan administrator reasonably interpreted the policy so that plaintiff's claim of certain extraordinary expenses as deductions on his federal income tax returns made such expenses ordinary and necessary and thus were deductible from his gross predisability earnings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/11/2012
  • Published 01/11/2012




  • United States Fourth Circuit