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Gothard v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 06-50386, 06-50564

In a legal secretary's suit against her disability-plan fiduciary, MetLife, for terminating her long-term disability payments, summary judgment for plaintiff is reversed where, contrary to the finding below, MetLife's decision was supported by substantial evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/27/2007
  • Published 06/27/2007


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Angela Eads Tekell (argued), David Glenn Tekell, Tekell & Atkins LLP, Waco, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Linda G. Moore (argued), Kirstin Donahue Dietel, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, Dallas, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.