A long-term disability case brought before Lincoln D. Almond, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Rhode Island, brings to light how important it is for a long-term disability attorney to prepare a discovery request carefully and to make every effort to resolve discovery issues without involving the court system. The case we are going to discuss could have gone more favorably for Lorene Roccon Thompson, if her attorneys had paid more attention to the details. Discovery in ERISA disability cases is extremely limited and generally is only allowed to determine the extent of a conflict of interest.

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