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Learn v. The Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins. Co.

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Lynchburg Division
Mar 19, 2024
6:20-cv-00060 (W.D. Va. Mar. 19, 2024)

Opinion

6:20-cv-00060

03-19-2024

ROBERT LEARN, Plaintiff, v. THE LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant.


ORDER

NORMAN K. MOON JUDGE

This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff Robert Learn's motion for summary judgment (Dkt. 27), and on Defendant Lincoln National Life Insurance Company's motion for judgment on the pleadings (Dkt. 25).

For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum Opinion, Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment will be and hereby is GRANTED (Dkt. 27), and summary judgment will be AWARDED to Plaintiff; and Defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings will be and hereby is DENIED (Dkt. 25). Defendant's decision to deny benefits is REVERSED, and Defendant is hereby ORDERED to pay Plaintiff for back LTD benefits dating from March 5, 2019-the date that Lincoln denied LTD benefits.

Plaintiff is DIRECTED to file any application for “costs and reasonable attorney's fees” within ten (10) days. See 29 U.S.C. § 1132(g)(1). Defendant shall file any opposition within ten (10) days of the filing of Plaintiff's application; and Plaintiff shall file any reply in support of his application within five (5) days of Defendant's opposition.

The Clerk of Court is directed to strike this case from the Court's active docket.

It is so ORDERED.

The Clerk of Court is directed to send this Order to counsel of record.


Summaries of

Learn v. The Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins. Co.

United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Lynchburg Division
Mar 19, 2024
6:20-cv-00060 (W.D. Va. Mar. 19, 2024)
Case details for

Learn v. The Lincoln Nat'l Life Ins. Co.

Case Details

Full title:ROBERT LEARN, Plaintiff, v. THE LINCOLN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY…

Court:United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Lynchburg Division

Date published: Mar 19, 2024

Citations

6:20-cv-00060 (W.D. Va. Mar. 19, 2024)