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March 2013 Archives

Aetna Abuses its Discretion, Court Awards Back Benefits

A Federal Judge reviewing the termination of a long term disability insurance claim has found that Aetna abused its discretion in its claim review, and has ordered that benefits be paid to the claimant. The long term disability claimant suffered from a condition which caused involuntary head movement and turning many years prior, and was treated for this condition. The condition returned in 2006, and despite treatment, he was unable to continue to work.

Court Rejects Met Life's Effort to Deny Benefits Based Upon Release of Collateral Claim with Employer

A Federal Judge said no to Met Life, rejecting its effort to not only sustain its termination of a long term disability insurance claim, but its effort to recover over 500K that it had paid to a claimant, before it learned that the claimant had released his employer from various claims arising out of an employment discrimination case.

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