Holmstrom v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.

615 F.3d 758 (7th Cir. 2010). In Holmstrom, the plaintiff, Lanette Holmstrom, was successful in her circuit court appeal against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and convinced the court of appeals to overturn a lower court finding in favor of the insurance company and award past-due disability benefits and order the continuation of benefit payments. The ruling was especially significant in recognizing the significance of pain in disability assessment and in criticizing MetLife for presenting claimant with a “moving target” as to what evidence she should submit.