Frankel & Newfield partner Jason Newfield recently returned from giving a presentation to the American Conference Institute, Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Mr. Newfield’s topic was titled “Discovery, Scope and Limitations “360”; Key Strategies to Make Discovery Useful and Meaningful to your Case”. This is one of the most controversial areas of ERISA disability insurance litigation, […]
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We are very pleased to report that Justin Frankel has attained the AV® Preeminent™ (4.5 out of 5) rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethical standards. The AV® Preeminent™ rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence […]
A New York Federal Judge has granted a plaintiff significant discovery, relying largely upon a number of precedents secured by Frankel & Newfield, P.C., in ERISA long term disability insurance litigation. The Court decided that the plaintiff would be permitted to take depositions of both party and non-party witnesses, relying upon prior cases where our […]
Our client was an insurance agency owner with a disability policy from a large national insurance company. He suffers from depression and was diagnosed as Bi-Polar with Sleep Apnea. After being paid long term disability insurance benefits for two years, the insurance company requested an Independent Medical Exam (IME). Following the IME, the insurance company […]
If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), we encourage you to read a substantive article written by David Tuller that examines the history of CFS and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Tuller, a journalist who is also coordinator of a new concurrent master’s degree in public health and journalism at UC Berkeley, provides […]