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June 2009 Archives

Frankel & Newfield Achieve A Significant Victory In Long Term Disability Insurance Case Against Met Life In Federal Court

The Court ruled that Met Life was arbitrary and capricious in its consideration of Plaintiff’s claim, based upon a number of factors seen regularly in these cases. Plaintiff suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, an illness marked by a lack of true objective evidence. The Court was troubled by Met Life’s insistence upon objective evidence to […]

Met Life Found To Have Abused Its Discretion

Another judge has found that Met Life abused its discretion in its consideration of a long term disability insurance claim. By relying upon physicians who derive substantial income from providing medical reports to insurance companies, Met Life failed to support its claim determination with “substantial evidence”, and its determination was reversed. Met Life utilized a […]

Long Term Disability Insurance Company Claims Adjusters A Little Cranky?

If the next time you call to speak with a Long Term Disability Insurance Claims adjuster or a clerk and they sound cranky or on edge, don’t be surprised. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor reported in the June issue of Best’s Review, an insurance industry trade publication, April marked the six […]

Jason Newfield Invited To Present At Prominent National Disability Insurance Conference

Jason Newfield returned to American Conference Institute, to speak before a national conference on the impact of the United States Supreme Court decision MetLife v. Glenn on disability insurance litigation in Federal courts. The American Conference Institute’s 12th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability and ERISA Claims speakers are leaders in the field of disability […]

Hartford Policy Owners – Take Note

If your Long Term Disability insurance policy is with Hartford, you need to know that the atmosphere in the home office is not good. CEO Ramani Ayer has announced he is leaving by the end of December, and the man once most likely to succeed him, Thomas Marra, resigned earlier this year. Last year both […]

The Next Supreme Court Justice? How Will Claimants Fare?

As Judge Sotomayor’s prior legal decisions, speeches and viewpoints are analyzed by the media and politicians, it is important for lawyers to appreciate her views and perspectives on issues that may impact our respective practices. So, what is Judge Sotomayor’s perspective on disability insurance issues? She has been involved in a number of decisions regarding […]



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