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Scoles v. Intel Long Term Disability Benefit Plan

microchipScoles was employed as a systems analyst at Intel’s Beaverton, Oregon Plan. She became disabled by a combination of anxiety, panic attack with agoraphobia and major depression. Despite presentation of objective findings of continued disability, the Plan denied her claim. She then filed suit in federal district court in Portland, Oregon. The Court entered judgment in favor of the Intel LTD Plan, and Scoles appealed the adverse judgment to the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, where the appeal is now pending. The case will likely be decided in 2015.

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, is a federal law passed by congress in 1974, ostensibly to safeguard and provide fair and regular procedures for the administration of employee welfare benefit plans subject to ERISA.