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Unformatted text preview: 40 Point Assignment BUS 201, Section 2 Professor Brown In Rud v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (7 th Cir. 2006), Allan Rud filled suit against Liberty for breach of contract under state law and ERISA violations. Rud was a factory worker for Anderson Windows, Inc. when he fell and injured his back. Anderson offered him a welfare benefits plan by Liberty Life Assurance Company, and Rud submitted a claim for permanent disability benefits. However, after two years Liberty concluded that, although he was unable to return to his former, strenuous work, he could perform the duties of a variety of other light duty or sedentary jobs (Benefits Quarterly, 63). After Rud filed suit, the federal district court ruled in favor of Liberty. The Court of Appeals also ruled in favor of Liberty, agreeing with the district Courts decision denying Rud continued disability benefits. It also rejected Ruds argument that Liberty violated ERISA since it is an insurance company, not a plan administrator,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course BUS 201 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '07 term at N.C. State.
- Fall '07