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Fourth Circuit Affirms Denial of Long Term Disability Claimant’s Motion to Reopen ERISA Lawsuit After Settlement

Fourth Circuit Affirms Denial of Long Term Disability Claimant’s Motion to Reopen ERISA Lawsuit After Settlement

In Zahariev v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company, No. 22-1209, 2023 WL 1519520 (4th Cir. Feb. 3, 2023), Plaintiff-Appellant, Kiril Zahariev, proceeding pro se, appealed the district court’s order…

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Third Circuit Affirms Liberty Mutual’s Denial of Long-Term Disability Benefits Despite Lack of Independent Medical Examination

In Hocheiser v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., No. 21-1533, 2023 WL 1267070 (3d Cir. Jan. 31, 2023), a dispute over the termination of ERISA-governed long-term disability benefits, the Third Circuit…

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Ninth Circuit: Working 30 Hours a Week Satisfies Long Term Disability Policy Requirement of “Full-Time Employee”

In Connor, M.D. v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, No. 21-15034, 2023 WL 417903 (9th Cir. Jan. 26, 2023), Defendant-Appellant Unum Life Insurance Company of America appealed the district…

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District Court Upholds Unum Life’s Termination of ERISA Long Term Disability Benefits After Concluding Claimant Was No Longer Disabled by Physical Conditions

In Elias v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, No. 21-CV-1813 (WMW/TNL), 2023 WL 375649 (D. Minn. Jan. 24, 2023), District Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright upheld Unum Life Insurance Company…

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District Court Awards Continued ERISA Long Term Disability Benefits to Flight Attendant Who Developed Avascular Necrosis After Right-Foot Fracture

In Diaz v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, No. 21-CV-679 (MJD/JFD), 2023 WL 112586 (D. Minn. Jan. 5, 2023), District Judge Michael J. Davis awarded further long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits under…

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Seventh Circuit: 2018 Amendments to ERISA Claims Regulations Apply to Disability Claims Terminated After Effective Date of Amendment

Zall v. Standard Ins. Co., No. 22-1096, _F.4th_, 2023 WL 312368 (7th Cir. Jan. 19, 2023) (Before: Hamilton, St. Eve, and Kirsch, Circuit Judges). In this dispute over the payment…

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