This ERISA long-term disability case against MetLife is almost unbelievable. We applaud Michigan Federal Judge Richard Enslen for telling it like it is. This case is a “must read” for anyone who thinks there is a balanced playing field when filing for disability insurance benefits under ERISA.
Here are some quotes from the opinion (which follows) What the Federal Judge Said About MetLife’s “Formula” for Operating a Profitable Business Metropolitan Life Insurance Company has arrived at a formula for operating a profitable insurance business. It simply does not allow piddling things like facts to intrude upon its employee benefit claims decisions. You can read more about MetLife and a denial of long term disability benefits to a disabled claimant.