The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Eleven: Personal Statements and Witness Statements

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim to handling a claim denial, through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Eleven of this series, we …

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McKennon Law Group PC Achieves Complete Success at Trial Against Long-Term Disability Insurer Aetna in ERISA Lawsuit

Disabled claimants who suffer from conditions like myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) often face difficult hurdles in getting their disability benefits paid because of the subjective nature of these conditions. There is no objective test,such as an imaging study or blood test, to definitively prove that someone is feeling tired or weak. Yet, the medical …

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Court Rules Insurers Cannot Hide Behind Biased Expert Consultants to Dispose of Bad Faith Claims

Insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the persons they insure. This duty is often referred to as the “implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing” which automatically exists by law in every insurance contract. They often defend “bad faith” litigation by invoking a what is known as the …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Ten: Vocational Experts

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation. In Part Ten of this series, …

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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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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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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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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Nine: Insurer Reliance on Sub Rosa Surveillance

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Nine of this series, …

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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 …

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