After McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Won Case and Filed Attorney’s Fees Motion, District Judge David O. Carter Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $90,000 in Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Interest

Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), an employee who prevails in a lawsuit against his insurance company to collect ERISA-governed plan benefits – including life, health, disability or accidental death benefits – is entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees incurred in the lawsuit.  The Supreme Court in Hardt v. Reliance Standard …

Read moreAfter McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Won Case and Filed Attorney’s Fees Motion, District Judge David O. Carter Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $90,000 in Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Interest

After McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Won Case and Filed Attorney’s Fees Motion, District Judge David O. Carter Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $90,000 in Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Interest

Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), an employee who prevails in a lawsuit against his insurance company to collect ERISA-governed plan benefits – including life, health, disability or accidental death benefits – is entitled to recover his attorneys’ fees incurred in the lawsuit.  The Supreme Court in Hardt v. Reliance Standard …

Read moreAfter McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Won Case and Filed Attorney’s Fees Motion, District Judge David O. Carter Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $90,000 in Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Interest

Cassim v. Allstate Insurance: Attorney’s Fees in Contingency-Fee “Bad Faith” Cases

Since 2004, when the California Supreme Court ruled that a “portion” of contingency attorney’s fees are recoverable in bad-faith insurance cases, plaintiffs and their lawyers have been able to recover attorney’s fees based in part on the specific terms of the contingency-fee retainer agreement.  For starters, in order to recover attorney’s fees in these actions, …

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Fee-Shifting: When are Attorneys’ Fees Recoverable in ERISA Cases?

Challenging a wrongfully denied claim for life, health, long-term disability or accidental death and dismemberment benefits can be a very time-consuming endeavor for law firms handling these types of cases. The resources required to fight a sophisticated insurer can quickly become very expensive. Without the ability to collect attorney’s fees, many wrongfully denied insurance claims …

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Attorneys’ Fee Awards in ERISA Cases: McKennon Law Group PC Gets A Large One

Most employee benefits are governed by a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), including life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, pensions and other benefits offered by employers to their employees through their employee benefit plans. Sometimes the plan, or an insurance company if the plan’s benefits are funded by …

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California Court Affirms Decision Finding Bad Faith Where Insurer Interprets Policy Against Insured’s Interests

On August 31, 2017, the California Court of Appeal discussed a variety of topics touching upon important matters in insurance “bad faith” litigation in Pulte Home Corp. v. Am. Safety Indemnity Co., 14 Cal.App.5th 1086 (Aug. 31, 2017). In this blog, we discuss the case in detail as well as the potential benefits the opinion …

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Insurers Forfeit Their Protections Under Civil Code Section 2860 (Cumis Statute) When They Fail to Meet Their Duty to Defend Obligations

If you want to read an important case on Cumis counsel and the consequences to insurers who fail to fulfill their obligations relating thereto, we have one for you.  J.R. Marketing LLC v. The Hartford Cas. Insurance Co., __ Cal.App.4th __ (May 17, 2013).  This case has a lot to offer: Cumis counsel, attorneys’ fees, …

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Can an ERISA Claims Administrator Engage in Post-Trial Discovery Regarding Benefit Issues? No, Says District Court

In what may be a matter of first impression, Judge Cormac J. Carney of the United States Federal District Court for the Central District of California denied Sun Life and Health Insurance Company’s Objections to Proposed Judgment in an ERISA long-term disability insurance claim case handled by McKennon Law Group PC.  As detailed here, Robert …

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What are the Available Remedies Against an Insurance Company That Has Acted in Bad Faith?

This article will be the second in a series of articles by McKennon Law Group PC addressing and answering basic questions concerning insurance law.  This one addresses: What are the available remedies against an insurance company that has acted unreasonably in handling an insurance claim? The most common causes of action against insurers in the …

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