March 2011 Archives

We have long advised clients that participating in social media like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter while on claim or in litigation for a long term disability insurance claim can have serious repercuss...

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Met Life, one of the largest insurers of ERISA long term disability insurance claims, has been found to have abused its discretion in terminating benefits to a Verizon employee, once her claim was rev...

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A Federal District Court judge has found UNUM to have abused its discretion in terminating long term disability insurance benefits to a claimant, who was on a disability claim for orthopedic difficult...

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One of the most challenging aspects of disability insurance claim litigation is that the case can literally turn based upon what legal standard a court chooses to apply. These cases often would be cla...

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One of the more frustrating aspects of ERISA disability insurance practice is where insurers are not taken to task more forcefully where they fail to comply with ERISA and the regulations governing ER...

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A local Judge in the Eastern District of New York has found that CIGNA's claim handling was flawed, with numerous indicia of biased administration of plaintiff's long term disability insurance claim. ...

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Two years ago, a study found a link between XMRV, a retrovirus, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A recent article in the ...

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An Ohio Federal Court recently ordered a claimant to be reinstated to active benefits, where she suffered from dumping syndrome, and chronic fatigue, following treatment for cancer. Hartford had termi...

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A recent case reveals that it is often worse to have a third party administrator reviewing and considering eligibility for long term disability insurance benefits than it is to have an insurance compa...

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