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September 2015 Archives

Justin C. Frankel And Jason A. Newfield Are Named Super Lawyers 2015

Partners Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield have been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list as two of the top New York metro area lawyers for 2015.  Both Frankel and Newfield were also named Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014, and Frankel was selected in 2011. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the New York metro area are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

LONG ISLAND FEDERAL COURT FINDS AETNA WAS ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS IN TERMINATING ERISA LONG TERM DISABILITY CLAIM

A Federal Court on Long Island, New York, has determined that Aetna’s decision to terminate benefits to an ERISA claimant was arbitrary and capricious, where Aetna failed to address substantial evidence that was in the record.  Despite the Court providing deference to Aetna, and applying the challenging arbitrary and capricious standard of review to its consideration of the issues, Judge Bianco determined that Aetna failed to properly credit the subjective complaints of the claimant, who was suffering from trigeminal nerve disorder, which was apparently caused by a root canal dental procedure.

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