Disability Insurance Cases Nationwide

When Nancy Perryman stopped working, she was the Western Farm Bureau Insurance Company’s agency manager for metropolitan Phoenix and Northern Arizona. It was a complex job, in which she supervised between 18 and 21 insurance agents at Western Farm Bureau’s various insurance offices. She’s earned around $300,000 each year in commissions, with average monthly earnings

Rosemary McGahey’s long-term disability attorney did an excellent job of representing her in U.S. District Court’s Massachusetts district in December of 2009. McGahey’s disability attorney carefully demonstrated that the administrators of the Harvard University Flexible Benefits Plan had wrongfully terminated McGahey’s long-term disability benefits. As part of the court’s decision to award McGahey compensation for

Lisa Pakovich and her former employer’s long-term disability plan had been in and out of court for almost five years when Judge Michael Reagan listened to arguments between Pakovich’s disability attorneys and Verizon Long-term Disability Plan on March 24, 2010. It was the third time he had considered this case in less than a year.

If Judge Michael J. Reagan is beginning to tire of considering the case between Lisa Pakovich and her former employer’s long-term disability plan, he may have good reason to. He has had to listen to arguments from both Pakovich’s long-term disability attorneys and the Verizon Long-Term Disability Plan (Plan) attorneys at least four times in

Physician’s Failure to Fill Out Functional Limitations Paperwork Costs Man Rightful Benefits

A supporting physician is essential for any claimant to receive long-term disability benefits. However, a treating physician must do far more than just diagnosis a disabling medical condition. The decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit in Williams v. Aetna

Frequently, a disability attorney finds that additional information is needed before he or she can demonstrate that a conflict of interest has motivated the denial of benefits by an ERISA governed disability insurance company. In order to secure this information, the disability insurance attorney files a Motion to Compel Discovery. In response, the disability insurance

When Barbara Sterio’s disability attorney presented arguments on February 11, 2010 before the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, he was unsuccessful in convincing the court to review her denial of benefits under the de novo standard of review. But the three judges reviewing Sterio’s claim, found that even though the District Court had

The case we are going to look at here highlights the importance of involving a disability insurance attorney in your disability insurance policy purchasing decision. The language in disability insurance policies is complex and can often be turned against you when you most need the benefits. It is never safe to trust the assurances of

On May 24, 2010, the United States Supreme Court rendered an opinion in the case of Hardt V. Reliance Standard, which is a major victory for disability insurance claimants that have a long-term disability policy governed by ERISA. Reliance Standard, a disability insurance carrier attempted to argue that a disability claimant was not entitled