HAWKINS v. FIRST UNION CORP. LONG-TERM DISABILITY PLAN, 02-3100
A plan medical consultant's findings as to a fibromyalgia patient's total disability and ability to work were arbitrary and capricious under ERISA, thus denial of an application for long-term disability benefits was unreasonable.
- Argued 02/25/2003
- Decided 04/22/2003
- Published 04/22/2003
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, COFFEY, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Andrew M. Plunkett (argued), Childress & ZDEB, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Thomas G. Hancuch (argued), Edward C. Jepson, Jr., Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.