Can an ERISA Claims Administrator Engage in Post-Trial Discovery Regarding Benefit Issues? No, Says District Court


Judge Cormac J. Carney of the United States Federal District Court for the Central District of California denied Sun Life and Health Insurance Company’s Objections to Proposed Judgment in an ERISA long-term disability insurance claim case handled by McKennon Law Group PC. Sun Life abused its discretion in denying Mr. Evans’ claim for long-term disability benefits. Following the Court’s instructions, Mr. Evans filed a “Proposed Judgment Following Trial.” Sun Life offered four separate objections to the Proposed Judgment, all of which were rejected by the Court.

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