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Your ERISA Watch – Plaintiffs Fully Defeat Five Motions To Dismiss ESOP Class Action

This week’s notable decision, Hurtado et al. v. Rainbow Disposal Co., No. 817CV01605JLSDFM, 2018 WL 3372752 (C.D. Cal. July 9, 2018), is a victory for ESOP plan participants in the context of closely-held employer stock. This putative ERISA class action…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Examines Two Decades of Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company’s Abuse of Discretion in Disability Benefit Claims

This week’s notable long-term disability decision is Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 3:17-CV-42-CWR-FKB, 2018 WL 3213618 (S.D. Miss. June 29, 2018). In Nichols, Judge Carlton Reeves found that Reliance Standard Insurance Company abused its discretion in denying Nichols’…

Your ERISA Watch – Firm Victory in Long-Term Disability Dispute Against Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York

I’m pleased to report that this week’s notable decision is a Kantor & Kantor victory in the matter of Sangha v. Cigna Life Ins. Co. of New York, No. 17-CV-05158-HSG, __F.Supp.3d__, 2018 WL 3023514 (N.D. Cal. June 18, 2018), involving…

What to Look for When Hiring a Long Term Disability Benefit Lawyer

Many valid long term disability claims are wrongfully denied by insurance companies. This requires insureds to hire lawyers to represent them in Court. When hiring a life, health, or disability insurance lawyer, there are multiple important criteria to look for.…

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