6th Circ. Throw the Truck Drivers Disability Benefit Suit

By Abby Wargo (Dec 13, 2021, 6:45 p.m. EST) – The Sixth Circuit on Monday refused to restart the action in favor of a former truck driver, supporting a trial court’s finding that it had not shown that he was completely unable to work due to inflammation of the spinal cord.

A three-judge panel upheld a March 2021 Kentucky federal district court ruling that dismissed former CEVA Logistics truck driver Lewis Bustetter’s lawsuit against Standard Insurance, saying Bustetter failed to show that Standard had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

“The district court was correct in concluding that Bustetter had not shown by a preponderance of evidence that he was disabled in all professions like …

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