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California ‘Bad Faith’ Claim in Disability Denial Lawsuit

California ‘Bad Faith’ Claim in Disability Denial Lawsuit October 15, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: Allegations of wrongly denied insurance claims hardly count as news, when it comes to the Standard Insurance Company. Even when disability claims are not denied outright, processing time may drag on, investigations may be delayed, requests for additional information may pile up, and claimants may even be advised not to consult a lawyer. It’s maddening, it’s frustrating, and it does harm.
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Unum Group Appears as Innocent Bystander in Insurance Denial Lawsuit

Unum Group Appears as Innocent Bystander in Insurance Denial Lawsuit October 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Allentown, PA: Unum Group is not isolated from incurring the wrath of policyholders having been denied what are thought to be legitimate claims. The insurance industry as a whole tends to view claims as nuisance, or false claims unless proven otherwise and either deny claims outright or simply stop benefits, allegedly without cause. Lawsuits alleging bad faith insurance have followed, including those launched against Unum after claimants have filed an Unum lawsuit alleging unfair treatment.
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Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure

Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure October 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Meriden, CT: A mid-air collision in 1966 during a military refueling exercise has provided the foundation for a disability claims lawsuit against the US Department of Defense brought by former service personnel who assert exposure to radiation.
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Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability

Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN: Chances are, if you are asked to define disability, it won’t be the same definition as written in your disability insurance policy. Attorney Kristen Gyolai with Fields Law Firm wants you to know that there is a discrepancy between policy holders and how that policy defines disability.
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LTD Plaintiff Breaks Through ERISA Barrier

LTD Plaintiff Breaks Through ERISA Barrier September 4, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Long term denied disability lawsuits against employer-based plans are notoriously hard to win. But the rules may be about to change. Marcin v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company and Mitre Corporation Long Term Disability Insurance Program a 2017 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, may be the beginning of the end for a judicial precedent that has left LTD claimants without much hope of relief from the courts.
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Disability Insurance is not a Slam Dunk says Lawyer

Disability Insurance is not a Slam Dunk says Lawyer August 15, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Disabled workers sometimes get a rude awakening when the workplace disability insurance policy they thought would help them maintain their standard of living in the event of injury or illness abruptly ends.
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Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag

Unum Lawsuits Face SSDI Offset Snag August 13, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Phoenix, AZ: On August 7, 2017, a federal judge in Arizona denied a long term disability plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment based, roughly speaking, on the sheer worthlessness of his LTD ride, according to Lexis Legal News. The decision is more bad news for Unum lawsuit plaintiffs, who have long struggled with similar issues.
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Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit

Liberty Mutual Ignored Plaintiff’s Fibromyalgia: Lawsuit August 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Miami, FL: It could be argued that it’s somewhat unfair to paint an individual insurance company as a villain without acknowledging the role other insurance companies play in creating a less-than savory reputation for an industry known for denying legitimate claims. Be that as it may, Liberty Mutual has its share of Liberty Mutual wrongly denied disability claims.
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Guardian Denied Disability Lawsuit Goes to Mediation in Florida

Guardian Denied Disability Lawsuit Goes to Mediation in Florida August 8, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Gainesville, FL: Smith v. Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a Guardian denied disability lawsuit, has been sent to mediation in the Northern District of Florida. A settlement is expected in November, 2017.
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The Tightrope Walked by Insurers Inevitably Discriminate Against Legitimate Claims

The Tightrope Walked by Insurers Inevitably Discriminate Against Legitimate Claims July 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: Recent events involving The Hartford insurance company is demonstrative of the balancing act the insurance industry must maintain between contractual obligations to deserving clients, v. being taken to the cleaners by policyholders attempting to collect benefits they may not, or do not deserve. Somewhere in the middle is the grey area that leads to stonewalling, or denials of legitimate claims for long term disability benefits out of vigilance against being taken advantage of.
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