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March 2014 Archives

Disability Claimants Suffer When non-practising Physicians Start Practicing Medicine

We were dismayed to read a news article about guidelines on pain medication use by a company that we have seen in many of our litigated cases. Equally disturbing was the fact that this particular group is now owned by an insurance company that we actually respect. Yes, there are insurance companies who stand by […]

Federal Judge Remands Claim to Met Life for Full and Fair Review

A Federal Court in Louisiana has determined that Met Life failed to provide a long term disability insurance claimant with a full and fair review, where it denied the claimant’s appeal for a different reason that the one articulated in the initial claim decision. The Court determined that the failure to provide a second level […]

Court Refuses to Permit Filing In Disability Litigation Under Seal

A Federal judge in Kansas has refused a request by an insurer (UNUM) to permit the filing of what it classifies as “confidential” information under seal. The Judge correctly noted that the decision whether to seal judicial records is a matter left to the sound discretion of the district court. The Court noted that “the […]

Disability Linked to Sitting – Research Study Makes the Connection

Sit more, and you increase the likelihood of becoming disabled, according to a new study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, examined a large group of adults over age 60 who had participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They wore […]

NBA Referees Have Disability Issues too

In a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Court reversed a decision on a disability matter that is interesting for its fact pattern as well as result. An extreme simplification of the decision: because of specific tenants of law in Pennsylvania, if an insurance agent makes representation about […]



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