Federal judge William Conley issued a ruling on August 19, 2013 in the case of Freeland v. Unum, No. 11cv53 (opinion_and_order.pdf) finding that Unum acted arbitrarily and capriciously in terminating long-term disability payments owed to Bruce Freeland. The court determined that Unum improperly disregarded the combination of Freeland’s cardiac and psychiatric impairments, the impact of his work environment on the plaintiff’s overall medical condition, and the risk that his condition would worsen if he were to return to that work environment. The court also awarded plaintiff his attorney’s fees.
A more detailed account of the ruling will be posted in the near future.