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Black v. Long Term Disability Ins., 07-3550

In plaintiff's suit against the underwriter of her benefits plan under ERISA for denial of long-term disability benefits, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed as, under the arbitrary and capricious standard of review, the defendant's decision was rational and supported by the record.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 05/28/2009
  • Decided 09/18/2009
  • Published 09/18/2009


  • WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before EVANS, WILLIAMS, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Mark D. Debofsky, Daley, Debofsky & Bryant, Chicago, IL, Janice A. Rhodes, Kravit, Hovel, Krawczyk & Leverson, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Long Term Disability Insurance, Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee, WI, Michael J. Smith, W. Sebastian Von Schleicher, Smith, Von Schleicher & Associates, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
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