Disability Insurance Cases Nationwide

Ms. Kathleen M. Hackett brought suit in the U.S. District Court of South Dakota’s Western Division against Standard Insurance Company (Standard), alleging that Standard had wrongfully denied her long-term disability benefits claim. In the first round, in 2007, both parties moved for summary judgment. The District Court granted summary judgment to Standard on August 15

Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are excited to report that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will convene a hearing on Tuesday to examine the difficulties workers face in securing benefits they are entitled to from private long-term disability insurance plans. The hearing, entitled “Do Private Long-Term Disability Policies Provide the Protection They

Our law firm was recently contacted by an individual that was receiving long term disability income payments from Prudential. This disability claimant has been on long term disability for approximately 12 months. His disability is the result of a disabling knee condition. His Prudential long term disability policy defines "disability" for the first 24 months

The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PRU), one of the world’s largest long term disability insurance companies, recently issued a press release regarding their return to work strategies. In my opinion, when Prudential or any long term disability insurance company discuss “return to work strategy”, this is tantamount to saying how quick can we stop

Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London insurance company took almost two years to make a decision regarding a doctor’s disability application for benefits. When he sued, the Court stayed the suit until an arbitration panel could review his claim. This article discusses the how the final disability benefit award was finally settled.

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There seems to be a trend recently in which the Hartford disability insurance company is closely scrutinizing long term disability claims regardless of how long a claimant has been on claim. In the past 7 days I have been contacted by two separate claimants that have been on claim with Hartford for over 20 years

Disability Insurance Attorneys Gregory Michael Dell and Rachel Alters of Dell and Schaefer have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston "Liberty Mutual" for failure to pay long-term disability benefits owed to a disability claimant in violation of The Employee

In a recent long-term disability case against The Standard Insurance Company the court granted specific discovery request in order to further explore The Standard’s potential conflict of interest. The Standard objected to all questions that the claimant’s disability attorney had asked with regard to The Standard’s potential bias and conflict of interest. Prior to granting

Unum Provident Reviews Approved Benefits to Assure Continuing Qualification

When Nancy Perryman stopped working on February 28, 1997 she was the Western Farm Bureau Insurance Company’s agency manager for metropolitan Phoenix and Northern Arizona. She supervised between 18 and 21 insurance agents who worked out of Western Farm Bureau’s various insurance offices. She’s earned around