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Category: Short Term Disability

Your ERISA Watch – In Seventh Circuit, de novo ERISA Cases Are Reviewed Just Like a Breach of Contract Case

This week’s notable decision is Dorris v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., No. 19-1701, __F.3d__, 2020 WL 524726 (7th Cir. Feb. 3, 2020), in which the Seventh Circuit stridently announced, “[a]t least in this circuit, ERISA de novo review…

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Issues Significant Decision on ERISA Law and Practice

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Manuel v. Turner Indus. Grp., L.L.C., No. 17-30835, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 4689974 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2018), which delves into “the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice.”  In so doing, the…

A Guide to Disability Benefits

You’ve recently been diagnosed with a severe illness, or perhaps a condition you have managed for a long time is now interfering with your ability to work.   What do you do to make sure you have the income you need…

ERISA Watch – Disability Plan Administrator Must Respond to Discovery Requests Concerning Documents Brought to its Attention

Welcome back!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  We were pleased to return to a good discovery decision in one of our long term disability cases, Suson v. PNC Financial Services Group, et al., No. 15C10817 (N.D. Ill. Nov.…

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