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May 2011 Archives publishes article on Investigation Tactics used by Disability Insurance Companies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) Patients

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.

Avoiding the Disability Claim 'Brush-Off' Article Published on

Because Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients face unique obstacles from disability insurance carriers, we are contributing a series of articles for, a popular website that combines commerce with information on proactive health management. The first two articles have been among the top five articles viewed by visitors to the site for several weeks. The first article focuses what FM and CFS patients need to know about long term disability insurance. Click here to read the article.

US Supreme Court Ruling Redefines Employee Right to Bring Lawsuits in Court, Even Under ERISA

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 benefit are staggering.

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