Another Federal Judge has seen through the ERISA quagmire and has found that CIGNA’s claim handling conduct was improper, and that the claimant provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that he remained disabled. The Court awarded retroactive benefits with interest. The Court was impressed with the evidence presented by the claimant demonstrating entitlement to any occupation […]
We continue to tell our clients that if they are about to file a disability claim, they must consider anything they post on any social media website, from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn and beyond to be open to the public. Any information that can be obtained will be found and used against their claim. […]
Because Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients face unique obstacles from disability insurance carriers, we are contributing a series of articles for Click here to read the article.
The United States Supreme Court has issued a ruling in CIGNA v. Amara on May 16, 2011 (Case No. 09-804, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 3540) that reverses nearly two decades of law which limited employees rights to take their employers to court under ERISA. The implications for long term disability claims when policies are an employee […]
Our client is a 53 year old woman who had a successful career as a billing analyst. The position required a high cognitive level, making informed decisions about complex financial transactions and fiscal responsibility for a multi-million corporation. Her disability includes severe chronic pain that is the result of degenerative disc disease in the cervical […]