On April 29, 2011, Dr. Phillip W. Watson and his disability attorney filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida as a last resort to settle Watson’s claim that in violation of ERISA, Title 29, United Stated Codes 1000-1461, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company arbitrarily decided to deduct part of his disability benefits payments when Watson applied for his early Social Security retirement benefits (SSR).
Mark Linder filed a lawsuit against UNUM Life Insurance Company of America (UNUM) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania under ERISA, 29 U.S.C. § 1132. Linder was forced to seek Court mandated relief when his disability claim was denied by UNUM even though he was classified as totally disabled by his medical provider.
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UNUM denies disability insurance benefits to disabled nurse with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis
Claiming four counts of misconduct by UNUM Life Insurance Company in the denial of her disability claim, Cynthia A. Keller filed a lawsuit on May 2, 2011 in the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division. After exhausting all her administrative appeals to the insurance provider, Keller hired a Michigan disability lawyer who prepared her complaint stating that UNUM is guilty of breaching its obligations under ERISA, asking for injunctive and declaratory relief, requesting pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, and reimbursement for her attorneys’ fees.