Coke-Addicted Snell Wilmer Partner Denied Benefits

Law360, New York (April 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that Unum Life Insurance Co. of America did not abuse its discretion when it terminated disability benefits for a former Snell & Wilmer LLP partner who was treated for cocaine addiction, a federal judge has granted summary judgment to the insurance company and the firm's welfare benefits plan administrator.

Judge James A. Teilborg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Tuesday handed down an order granting the defendants' motion for summary judgment and affirming the claim administrator’s decision to end the...
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