Ganter v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada et al
JUDGMENT: denying 24 plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Record; granting 27 defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Record; Case dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on March 31, 2016. (cnn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
EL DORADO DIVISION
Case No. 1:14-cv-1064
SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF
CANADA and CHS/COMMUNITY
HEALTH SYSTEMS, INC., LONG TERM
DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN
Before the Court is Plaintiff Vitina Ganter’s Motion for Judgment on the Record (ECF No.
24) against Defendants Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and CHS/Community Health
Systems, Inc. Long Term Disability Insurance Plan. This action was filed pursuant to the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., alleging that Plaintiff’s long term
disability benefits were wrongfully denied. Defendants filed objections and their own Motion for
Judgment on the Record. (ECF No. 27). Plaintiff filed a response to Defendants’ Motion. (ECF No.
After reviewing the Administrative Record and the parties’ Motions and Briefs, for reasons
discussed in the Memorandum Opinion of even date, the Court finds that Sun Life Assurance
Company of Canada did not abuse its discretion in denying Plaintiff’s appeal. Accordingly,
Plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment on the Record should be and hereby is DENIED. Defendants’
Motion for Judgment on the Record should be and hereby is GRANTED. Plaintiff’s Complaint
against Defendants should be and hereby is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 31st day of March, 2016.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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