McKennon Law Group PC Prevails Against Lincoln Life When it Voluntarily Agrees To Reverse its Disability Claim Denial Decision Soon After We Filed an ERISA Lawsuit

On July 24, 2020, McKennon Law Group PC’s client, Julie Hodgson, filed a 52-page Complaint against the administrator of her disability benefits, Lincoln Life Assurance Company of Boston (“Lincoln”), on the basis that Ms. Hodgson could no longer perform her job duties or those of any occupation because she suffered from chronic pain syndrome, connective …

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Disabled NFL Players Face the Same ERISA Hurdles as Everyday Workers: Plans that Use Biased Physicians and that Deny Disability Claims without a Fair and Full Review

National Football League (“NFL”) players are covered by an employer-sponsored long-term disability (“LTD”) policy called the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan (“Plan”).  This NFL Plan, like most employer long-term disability plans, is governed by ERISA.  Therefore, disabled NFL players face many of the same evidential challenges as company-bound employees when filing a claim …

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Bloomberg Law Publishes Article on May 28, 2019, Featuring McKennon Law Group PC Matter Entitled “Pension Lawsuit Puts Court Choice Test Back Before High Court”

On May 28, 2019, Bloomberg Law published an article involving one of McKennon Law Group PC’s cases in Bloomberg Law’s Benefits & Executive Compensation News section.  For a full view of the article, read here.  The article addresses forum selection provisions in employee benefits plans which can limit where plan participants can file a lawsuit.  …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Twelve: The Standard of Review

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 Twelve of this series, …

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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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