After McKennon Law Group PC Prevails on Fee Motion, Judge Orders Aetna to Pay Nearly $115,000 in Attorneys’ Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

On May 26, 2020, in the matter of Karen Fogerty v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, Case No. 2:19-cv-03018-DSF-GJS, Judge Dale S. Fischer of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California granted the McKennon Law Group PC’s motion for attorneys’ fees after its client prevailed in her ERISA lawsuit.  Aetna had wrongfully denied Fogerty’s disability …

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Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service Provide Beneficiaries and Administrators Additional Time to Address Matters Related to ERISA and COBRA

COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every facet of life.  The insurance industry is no exception.  However, unlike some industries, the insurance industry is governed by a statutorily mandated and rigid system of deadlines imposed by various federal laws.  Two of the most important laws are the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and the …

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McKennon Law Group’s Client Wins ERISA Pension Lawsuit

On April 1, 2020, Judge Janet Hall of the District of Connecticut ruled in favor of McKennon Law Group PC’s clients in their ERISA lawsuit against the administrator of their pension benefits, Henkel of America, Inc. Henkel had previously denied their claim for pension benefits, and our clients sued Henkel to obtain the benefits they …

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Discovery in De Novo Review ERISA Cases: Court Grants Plaintiff’s Request for Bias Discovery Concerning Paper Reviewing Consultants

In ruling on an action to recover ERISA benefits, a court generally considers only the evidence contained in the administrative record. However, in certain circumstances, a plaintiff in an ERISA case may be able to introduce evidence outside of the administrative record either by way of discovery or a motion to augment the administrative record.The …

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After McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Pursues Fee Motion, District Judge Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $130,000 in Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

On April 6, 2020, in the matter of Vicky Ibarra v. Hartford Life and Accident Ins. Co., Case No. 8:19-cv-00333-DOC-DFM, Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California granted the McKennon Law Group PC’s motion for attorneys’ fees and costs after its client prevailed in her ERISA lawsuit.  Hartford had wrongfully …

Read moreAfter McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Pursues Fee Motion, District Judge Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $130,000 in Attorneys’ Fees and Costs

District Court Chastises Aetna for Committing Several ERISA Violations Through Its Denial of Disability Claims

Facing a long-term disability (“LTD”) claim, insurers often attempt to tip the scales against insureds in order to deny legitimate claims for benefits.  This imbalance can become especially pronounced where an insured primarily suffers from disabling conditions that are subjective in nature and difficult to objectively measure.  Instead of accepting the statements of physicians who …

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Coronavirus: California Insurance Commissioner Orders Policyholder Safeguards

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has hit California extremely hard.  Since the outbreak, there have been many questions from clients regarding what kind of impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on the ability of policyholders to maintain and utilize their insurance policies. While the situation continues to change from day to day, on April 3, 2020, …

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California Supreme Court to Review the Court of Appeal’s Ruling in McHugh v. Protective Life Insurance

In the October 2019 matter, McHugh v. Protective Life Insurance, 40 Cal.App.5th 1166 (2019) (“McHugh”), the California Court of Appeals ruled that Insurance Code Sections 10113.71 and 10113.72 only apply to policies issued or delivered after January 1, 2013.  This was an unfortunate ruling that did not protect insureds who have paid premiums for years …

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When Can a Disability Claimant Obtain Discovery in an ERISA Suit When the De Novo Review Standard Applies?

When it Goes to the Bias of an Insurer’s Consultants, that’s When a claimant who challenges a denial of disability or life insurance benefits by filing a court action under ERISA is generally not able to present evidence to the court that is not in the administrative record. The administrative record consists of all the …

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McKennon Law Group PC Wins ERISA Disability Trial against Long-Term Disability Insurer MetLife

On March 24, 2020, after a bench trial in a 46-page opinion, Eastern District of California federal court Judge Troy Nunley ruled in favor of McKennon Law Group PC’s client in her ERISA lawsuit against her long-term disability insurer MetLife, who had denied her claim for long-term disability benefits. She had worked for Kaiser Permanente …

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