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7th Circ. Tells Eli Lilly To Restore Ill Worker's Benefits

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A split panel of the Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a ruling awarding disability benefits to a former Eli Lilly & Co. employee diagnosed with fibromyalgia, with the majority expressing skepticism of the company’s “vague and inconsistent” arguments that the employee is capable of working despite her condition.

Circuit Judge Richard Posner, joined by Circuit Judge David Hamilton, ordered Lilly’s executive benefits committee to restore Cathleen Kennedy’s status to disabled after the committee revoked her disability payments in 2012.

In doing so, the committee relied on...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cathleen Kennedy v. Lilly Extended Disability Plan

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

May 31, 2016

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