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Ex-Reporter Prevails In ERISA Suit Against Prudential

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge sided with a former Washington Post science reporter with chronic fatigue syndrome Thursday in his Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit against Prudential Insurance Company of America, which had dropped his short-term disability benefits and denied his bid for long-term ones.

U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden granted summary judgment to Brian Vastag, saying he was improperly denied short-term and long-term disability benefits that were payable under his employer’s health insurance plan. The judge said there was objective medical evidence in the...
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Case Title

VASTAG v. PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA


Case Number

2:15-cv-06197

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.

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Katharine S. Hayden

Date Filed

August 14, 2015

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