Insurers Do Not Have Discretionary Authority, Absent Clear Language in Official Plan Documents

In actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), two roads diverge in federal court—and the court’s choice regarding the applicable standard of review can make all the difference in the scope of permissible evidence.  If the court applies the abuse of discretion standard of review, the court more typically (but …

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Ninth Circuit Affirms MLG’s Six-Figure Judgment in a Disability Suit Filed Against Sun Life

On April 22, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming the district court’s decision to award McKennon Law Group PC’s client, an attorney (“insured”), his past-due ERISA plan benefits, as well as attorneys’ fees, costs and interest against Sun Life & Health Insurance Company in connection with …

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Robert J. McKennon Named 2015 “Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment” for ERISA insurance work

McKennon Law Group PC founding partner Robert J. McKennon was awarded the designation of 2015 “Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell, leading providers of news and rating information to the legal industry.  Mr. McKennon received this top award for his and his firm’s work representing ERISA plan …

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Robert McKennon and Joe McMillen Publish Article: “When Insurers Rescind, They Must Act Fast”

The April 1, 2015 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal features an article written by Robert McKennon and Joseph McMillen of the McKennon Law Group entitled:  “When Insurers Rescind, They Must Act Fast.”  In the article, Mr. McKennon and Mr. McMillen discuss the California Court of Appeal’s decision in DuBeck v. California Physicians’ Service, …

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California Court of Appeal Emphasizes Just How Broad the Duty to Defend Is, which Includes Suits Alleging Even Rape

A liability insurer’s duty to defend its insured against lawsuits is extremely broad, much broader than its duty to indemnify its insured for a judgment entered against it.  That has been the law in California for decades.  But just how broad is the duty to defend?  Does it extend to civil lawsuits alleging the insured …

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