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Category: Long Term Disability

Your ERISA Watch – Court Holds MetLife Erred in Applying Pre-existing Condition Limitation to Long-Term Disability Claim Following Workplace Injury

This week we want to highlight a district court decision involving a pre-existing condition limitation in a long-term disability (“LTD”) policy, Meche v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. CV 18-3995, 2020 WL 133284 (E.D. La. Jan. 13, 2020). In this…

Your ERISA Watch – Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Complaint Seeking Continued Long-Term Disability Benefits Based on Physical Disability

This week’s notable decision is Miller v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 19-1096, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 6834049 (8th Cir. Dec. 16, 2019), a case highlighting the difficulty of establishing a “physical” disability claim when the symptoms are psychiatric…

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Revives Nurse’s Disability Benefit Claim Against Principal Life Insurance Company

This week’s notable decision is Card v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No. 18-6095, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 5618182 (6th Cir. Oct. 31, 2019), where the Sixth Circuit concluded that Principal Life Insurance Company was arbitrary and capricious when it denied Plaintiff…

Your ERISA Watch – Late Decision on Court-Ordered Remand of Disability Claim Results In De Novo Review

Today’s notable decision is a long-term disability case, Spears v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, et al., No. 3:11-CV-1807 (VLB), 2019 WL 4766253 (D. Conn. Sept. 30, 2019).  Plaintiff Spears alleged that Liberty Life improperly denied her claim for…

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