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Second Circuit Holds First Unum’s Decision to Terminate Long-Term Disability Benefits Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious

Second Circuit Holds First Unum’s Decision to Terminate Long-Term Disability Benefits Was Not Arbitrary and Capricious

In Hinchey v. First Unum Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 20-1342, __F.App’x__, 2021 WL 2153722 (2d Cir. May 27, 2021), a dispute over long-term disability benefits, Plaintiff-Appellant Joseph Hinchey…

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Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court’s Determination that Claimant Waived Life Insurance Waiver of Premium Claim

If you have a claim for long-term disability benefits under an employer-provided plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), it is possible that you may qualify or…

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Eleventh Circuit Holds Reliance Standard Did Not Abuse Discretion Denying Long-Term Disability Benefits Under “Any Occupation” Standard

In Campbell v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 20-13393, __F.App’x__, 2021 WL 2099810 (11th Cir. May 25, 2021), Plaintiff-Appellant Gregory Campbell appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment…

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In Long-Term Disability Dispute, Court Orders Guardian Life Insurance Company to Produce Discovery About Its Reviewing Doctors’ Conflict of Interest

In a dispute governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), Martin v. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, No. CV 5:20-507-DCR, 2021 WL 1994229 (E.D. Ky. May…

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Fifth Circuit Upholds National Football League’s Denial of Line of Duty Benefits for Former Buffalo Bills Player

In Youboty v. NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan, No. 20-40613, 2021 WL 1533662 (5th Cir. Apr. 16, 2021), Plaintiff-Appellant Ashton Youboty played six seasons in the National Football…

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Sixth Circuit Upholds Denial of Benefits under ERISA Plan’s Limitation for Preexisting Conditions

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided Harrison v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 20-3337, __F.App’x__, 2021 WL 1530040 (6th Cir. Apr. 19, 2021), a case brought…

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