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Ninth Circuit Reverses Class Win Against United Behavioral Health

In Wit, et al. v. United Behavioral Health, Nos. 20-17363, 21-15193, 20-17364, 21-15194 (9th Cir. Mar. 22, 2022), a stunningly brief unpublished memorandum, the Ninth Circuit reversed Magistrate Judge Joseph…

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Long-COVID and Cognition (third blog in our series on Long-COVID and Long-Term Disability Benefits)

In today’s blog on Long-COVID and the Fight for Long-Term Disability Benefits, we discuss the March 17, 2022 original research article published on COVID and Cognition, in “Frontiers in Aging…

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Long-COVID and the Fight for Long-Term Disability Benefits (second blog in our series on Long-COVID)

In its March 8, 2022 article, The Washington Post reported on COVID long-haulers and their battle to access long-term disability benefits, both by private insurers, and/or by the Social Security…

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Ninth Circuit Finds Hewlett-Packard Plan Did Not Abuse Its Discretion in Denying Long-Term Disability Benefits

In Alves v. Hewlett-Packard Comprehensive Welfare Benefits Plan, No. 21-55476, 2022 WL 726928 (9th Cir. Mar. 10, 2022), Plaintiff-Appellant Michael Alves appealed the district court’s (Judge Klausner) determination that Sedgwick…

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Sixth Circuit Upholds Pension Fund’s Suspension of Benefits Due to Participant’s Post-Retirement Work

In Helgemo v. Operating Engineers Loc. 324 Pension Fund, No. 21-2951, 2022 WL 670139 (6th Cir. Mar. 7, 2022), Plaintiff-Appellant William Helgemo sued the Operating Engineers Local 324 Pension Fund…

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Sixth Circuit Finds Hartford’s Rescission of Life Insurance Coverage Due to a Material Misrepresentation Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious

In Campbell v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 21-5651, 2022 WL 620151 (6th Cir. Mar. 3, 2022), the Sixth Circuit considered two questions in this dispute over the…

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