In this 2021 ERISA case, the district court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the claimant was affirmed because, while the court adjudicated the parties’ summary judgment motions as if it were ruling in a bench trial, whether the district court’s decision survived de novo review of its legal determinations and clear-error review of its factual findings turned on whether it clearly erred in finding the claimant lacked sedentary-work capacity, on the record before it, the appellate court could not say the district court’s finding the claimant lacked sedentary-work capacity was clearly erroneous, and it had to disregard as harmless the district court’s error adjudicating the parties’ motions for summary judgment as if it were ruling in a bench trial. The judgment of the lower court was affirmed.
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