High Court Won't Hear Ex-HP Worker's Benefits Appeal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 7:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a lawsuit seeking to force Prudential Insurance Co. of America to reinstate long-term disability benefits to a former employee of Digital Equipment Corp., now Hewlett-Packard Co.

In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of Prudential and HP. The courts said the companies had not violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by canceling the benefits after several doctors determined that the employee, Edward...
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