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Pylant v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 06-11370

In a case arising from the termination of long-term disability benefits for an employee by the administrator of an employee welfare benefit plan governed by ERISA, summary judgment for defendant-insurer/administrator is affirmed where there was no abuse of discretion in the administrator's construction of plan terms, and substantial evidence supported a finding that plaintiff could perform her occupation in her current condition.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/20/2007
  • Published 08/21/2007


  • BENAVIDES, Circuit Judge:, Before DAVIS, WIENER, and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Bernard A. Guerrini, James M. Klancnik, Law Offices of James M. Klancnik, Dallas, TX, for Pylant., Carrie Beth Hoffman, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Dallas, TX, for First Am. Corp.

  • For Appellees:
  • Thomas E. Sanders, Jessica S. Taylor, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, San Antonio, TX, Megan M. O'Laughlin, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Dallas, TX, for Defendants-Appellees.
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