A federal judge in Newark, N.J., has restored disability benefits to a lawyer that Prudential Insurance cut off by assuming the work of all attorneys is “sedentary.”

District Judge Stanley Chesler concluded that the decision to stop long-term disability benefits for John Simon, formerly of Wolff & Samson of West Orange, N.J., was arbitrary and capricious and he is entitled to reinstatement of the benefits: $20,000 a month after taxes.

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