Linda L. Adams, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Jcpenney Company, Inc.; Federal Insurance Company,subsidiary of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies,defendants-appellees, 83 F.3d 426 (9th Cir. 1996)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 83 F.3d 426 (9th Cir. 1996) Argued and Submitted March 8, 1996. Decided April 24, 1996

Before: REINHARDT, KOZINSKI and FERNANDEZ, Circuit Judges.


While the summary plan description could have been clearer, it didn't contradict the policy. Loss of hearing does not necessarily include partial loss. That a "loss" resulted in a fixed entitlement, equal to a year and a half in salary, makes total loss the more plausible interpretation.



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