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August 2008 Archives

The Truth About Functional Capacity Evaluations

In the course of many types of disability insurance claims, insurance companies have increasingly sought to have claimants undergo dangerous, often unreliable testing, known as a Functional Capacity Evaluation ("FCE").  We have seen FCE's requested in claims for orthopedic impairments, as well for many with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia.

Frankel & Newfield Has First Case in The Footprints of Met Life v. Glenn

Frankel & Newfield has the first decision concerning the scope of discovery in ERISA long term disability litigations, following Met Life v. Glenn:  Cindy Hogan-Cross v. Met Life, where the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York agreed that determining the nature and extent of MetLife's structural conflict of interest warranted significant discovery, particularly in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Met Life v. Glenn.

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