The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision that had affirmed Hartford Financial Insurance Company‘s denial of a woman’s claim for disability benefits. Although the claimant has not yet been awarded her requested disability benefits, the Appeals Court’s decision leaves her one step closer to achieving this goal.
Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell and Schaefer filed a Federal Lawsuit against Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), which is part of CIGNA Corp (CI.N). The lawsuit was filed after Cigna refused to pay disability benefits to a Florida teacher forced to stop working due to mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
A Federal lawsuit filed in United States District Court Southern District of Florida accuses the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company of breaching its contract with Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) and a BB&T employee. Filed by noted disability insurance law firm of Dell & Schafer, the suit states that Hartford is refusing to pay benefits to the employee, a U.S. Patriot Act/Anti-Money Laundering Analyst. The refusal by The Hartford violates the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly referred to as ERISA.
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Disability insurance lawsuit against Guardian Life Insurance serves as warning to doctors
A lawsuit filed in the United States Southern District Court of New York reveals that The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is refusing to pay long term disability insurance benefits to a New Jersey OB/GYN critically injured in a car accident.