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

In ruling onan 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 Ninth …

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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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Have “Quack” Medical Reviewers Caused Denial of Your Long-Term Disability Claim? California Court of Appeal Berates Insurance Company for Controlling Medical Peer Reviews

During their Presidential election campaigns, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spotlighted for America flaws in our criminal justice system.  They raised questions about whether the criminal probe into Ms. Clinton’s private email server was handled honestly or politically.  Conservatives bitterly complained that FBI director Jim Comey’s recommendation not to prosecute Ms. Clinton was inconsistent with …

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Expert Testimony Can Help Policyholders Establish Property Damage and Survive Summary Judgment

Policyholders often face a formidable challenge proving causation on property damage claims, particularly when insurance companies insist on deferring to their own experts and adjustors.  Of course, insurance companies must conduct reasonable investigations and review and evaluate all of the evidence before making a claim decision.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in an …

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