Disability Blog & Cases:
Disability lawsuit against MetLife alleges insurance company refuses to pay disabled claimant

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, known as MetLife (NYSE: MET), is being sued in United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, for refusing to honor its contractual obligation to pay long term disability insurance benefits to a psychologically

Disability Blog & Cases:
Hartford Financial’s mental nervous disorder limitation clause in disability insurance policy held ambiguous

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

Attorneys Seek Information In Order to Prove Conflict of Interest Impacted Claim Denial

Another case appeared recently before the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. It sheds light on motions to compel. We will look at the background behind the motion before looking at how the Court evaluated the need for

The case we will look at here demonstrates once again how reviewing a disability denial under the abuse of discretion standard can favor an insurance company’s disability denial. All the insurance company must prove is that the process used to come to a claims decision was logical and reasonable. As you read the following case

Dalit Waissman took sued Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) when the company terminated her long-term disability payments in May 2006. In arguments presented before District Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court’s Northern District of California, San Jose Division on January 20, 2010, Waissman’s disability attorney did his best to show that

Dalit Waissman, a 53 year old who immigrated to the United States from Israel in 1984, came to her position at SAP, Inc. in 1997 with considerable experience in computer programming and educational consultation and resource coaching. She had spent the previous two years working as an independent contractor providing technical writing services.

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Linda Chavis filed a complaint against Cigna Group Insurance and Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) on June 24, 2009, alleging that the insurance company had breached two disability insurance contracts by refusing to pay her claims for short-term disability (STD) insurance and for long-term disability (LTD) insurance.
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