McKennon Law Group PC Wins ERISA Disability Trial against Long-Term Disability Insurer MetLife

On March 24, 2020, after a bench trial in a 46-page opinion, Eastern District of California federal court Judge Troy Nunley ruled in favor of McKennon Law Group PC’s client in her ERISA lawsuit against her long-term disability insurer MetLife, who had denied her claim for long-term disability benefits. She had worked for Kaiser Permanente …

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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 …

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

Ninth Circuit Affirms $2.5 Million Punitive Damages Award Against Disability Insurer in Arizona Bad Faith Case

When insurance companies, including those offering disability, life, health or accidental death policies, engage in conduct that is sufficiently egregious, a court may award punitive damages against the insurance company.  Under Arizona law, to support an award of punitive damages in an insurance bad faith case, the plaintiff must prove a willful and knowing failure …

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After McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Pursues Fee Motion, District Judge Awards Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case Nearly $90,000 in Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Interest

On March 3, 2020, in the matter of Earl Durham v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, Case No. 8:19-cv-01494-DOC-DFM, Judge David O. Carter of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California granted the McKennon Law Group PC’s motion for attorneys’ fees, costs and interest after its client prevailed in his ERISA lawsuit.  Aetna had wrongfully …

Read moreAfter McKennon Law Group PC Aggressively Pursues Fee Motion, District Judge 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

Los Angeles Daily Journal Publishes Article on March 6, 2020 by Robert McKennon Entitled “Victory for Plan Beneficiaries in US Supreme Court Ruling”

In the March 6, 2020 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article written by the McKennon Law Group PC’s Robert J. McKennon.  The article addresses a recent case by the Supreme Court of the United States, Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, which upheld the Ninth Circuit’s holding …

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Bain v. Oxford Health Insurance: Judge Finds Insurer Liable for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under ERISA As Medical Necessity Guidelines Were Inconsistent With Medical Standards of Care

In a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Bain v. Oxford Health Insurance, 2020 WL 808236, the Court held that it is an abuse of discretion for an insurance company to rely on unreasonable medical necessity guidelines, to decide benefit claims, when these guidelines are inconsistent with the …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Eight: Impact of Social Security Disability Insurance on an ERISA Disability Insurance Claim

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 Eight of this series, …

Read moreThe Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Eight: Impact of Social Security Disability Insurance on an ERISA Disability Insurance Claim

What does it take to prove bad faith in a life insurance denial?

Life insurance policies allow those with dependents, such as children and spouses, to provide some financial stability to the people who depend on them if they die unexpectedly or at least offset the costs of a funeral and end-of-life medical care. Many married couples invest in life insurance policies for both spouses, and it is …

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