ALVIS v. AT&T INTEGRATED DISABILITY SERVICE CENTER No. 09-16048.
ROBERT D. ALVIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. AT&T INTEGRATED DISABILITY SERVICE CENTER, individually and as administered by Sedgwick CMS; SEDGWICK CMS; AT&T INCOME DISABILITY PLAN, Defendants-Appellees.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Filed April 27, 2010.
Before: SCHROEDER and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges, and MOODY, Senior District Judge.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
Appellant Robert D. Alvis (Alvis) appeals the district court's decision granting summary judgment in favor of AT&T Integrated Disability Service Center (AT&T IDSC).
We have previously held that "[w]hen an administrator can show that it has engaged in an ongoing, good faith exchange of information between the administrator and the claimant, the court should give the administrator's decision broad deference notwithstanding a minor irregularity." Abatie v. Alta Health & Life Ins. Co.,
We also conclude that AT&T' IDSC's decision was reasonable because, in denying Alvis' claim, AT&T IDSC relied upon two independent physicians who reviewed all the medical records. See Montour v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co.,
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