Where a district court granted judgment on the record for a truck driver diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and denied long-term disability benefits under an ERISA-governed employee benefits plan, the judgment for the truck driver is reversed because the plan administrator reasonably found that loss of a license was insufficient standing alone to entitle a claimant to benefits, and the administrator’s determination that the driver was not totally disabled was supported by substantial evidence.
Judgment is reversed.
Hampton v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (MLW No. 67014/Case No. 13-2782 – 13 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Marshall, J. (Joshua Bachrach, Philadelphia, argued for appellant) (Carter Stein, Little Rock, Arkansas, argued for appellee).