Plaintiff Robert DeMoss appeals from an order of the district court in favor of the defendant, Matrix Absence Management, Inc. (Matrix).

As an employee of LSI Logic Corporation, Robert DeMoss was a participant in his employer’s LTD group insurance policy administered by Matrix. On May 10, 2002 Matrix found DeMoss eligible for LTD benefits based

On February 18, 2010, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer and lead trial attorney Gregory Dell filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Prudential Insurance Company of America (“PRUDENTIAL, NYSE:PRU”), in the Eastern District of New York Federal Court.
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When Rosemary McGahey was denied long-term disability benefits after 24 months, she appealed Harvard University’s decision. She had been approved by Social Security for disability coverage. But Harvard claimed that their standards were different than Social Security’s.
Continue Reading Harvard University Ordered By Massachusetts Federal Court To Pay Long-Term Disability Benefits To A Former Employee

When Richard Geroux brought a long-term disability insurance underpayment complaint before the Tribal Court of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, L’Anse Reservation, Mich., the insurance companies involved, Assurant, Inc (Assurant) and Union Security Insurance Company (Union Security) immediately sought to remove his case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Northern Division.
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Our client, an Engineer Manager specializing in Fluid Power Engineering, suffers from severe Coronary Artery Disease. Despite the fact multiple diagnostic tests performed indicated there were no abnormalities with his heart, he suffered two heart attacks in the span of six months.
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Donna Scharff was an employee of the Raytheon Company, as well as a participant in both their short-term and long-term disability benefit plans. The plans, privately funded by the Raytheon Company, were administered by MetLife. When Scharff applied for short-term disability benefits and was denied, internal appeals took place before Raytheon gave Scharff their final decision including a statement to refer to the summary plan description for more information on how to file a lawsuit.
Continue Reading Claimant’s Statute of Limitation Non-Compliance Allows MetLife’s Denial Of Disability Benefits To Go Unchallenged

Attorneys Dell and Gavidia filed suit against Federal Express (“FedEx”) on behalf of their client, Richard Bilheimer, in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, alleging that their client’s former employer Federal Express had breached the terms and conditions of the Federal Express Short-term Disability Plan by denying Mr. Bilheimer’s claim for disability benefits.
Continue Reading Federal Express (“FEDEX”) Thought Their Disability Insurance Plan Was Governed By ERISA, But Attorneys Dell & Schaefer And The US Southern District Court of Florida Disagree

Our client, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was a highly skilled engineer and operations manager for an international corporation before his illness rendered him unable to perform the duties of his occupation. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s years before filing for long term disability benefits under his company’s disability plan, he did everything in his power to work at a job he enjoyed and excelled at.
Continue Reading Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Win Long Term Disability Insurance Appeal Against MetLife On Behalf Of Engineer Suffering From Parkinson’s

Since late 2004, our client, Sumiko Besser has been battling Prudential Insurance Company in an effort to secure her long-term disability benefits. Prudential currently owes her in excess of $900,000 in unpaid long-term disability benefits. Our client became disabled on May 10, 2004, as a result of chronic neck pain caused by multi-level degenerative disk disease.
Continue Reading Attorneys Dell & Schaefer’s Client Takes Her Case To Trial Against Prudential In Hawaii District Court