Chu, DDS v. The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, (Doc. 11), AND DENYING DEFENDANTS MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, (Doc. 13). Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
JACQUELYN K. CHU,
Case No. 15-14357
THE PAUL REVERE LIFE
HON. AVERN COHN
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, (Doc. 11),
AND DENYING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, (Doc. 13)
This is a disability insurance case. On February 1, 2017, the Court held a
hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 56, (Doc. 11),
and Defendant’s cross Motion for Summary Judgment, (Doc. 13). For the reasons
stated on the record as supplemented by this order, plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED and
defendant’s motion is DENIED. See Morinelli v. Provident Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 242
Mich. App. 255, 261-64 (Mich. Ct. App. 2000) (citing 10A Couch, Insurance, 3d, § 146)
(“Care ‘appropriate for the condition causing the disability’ is care that is necessary and
causally related to the condition forming the basis of the disability claim.”).
There is no evidence in the record to support a finding that carpal tunnel
syndrome surgery will enable plaintiff to return to the practice of dentistry and
particularly to perform the important duties associated with that profession.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: February 7, 2017
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