Experts’ Bread Has Been Buttered by Aetna Before

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Maiden v. Aetna Life Insurance Company and Evonik Corporation Long Term Disability Group Policy Court: United States District Read More >

Granville v Aetna – Insurance Company Abused Its Discretion Finding Plaintiff Not Disabled from Any Occupation Rather than Focusing on Plaintiff’s Own Occupation

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Granville v. Aetna Life Insurance Company Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Type of Read More >

With De Novo Review Court Should Conduct Bench Trial on The Record

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Rose Bigham v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Read More >

Brown v. LINA – Treating Doctor’s Opinions Carry More Weight Than Reviewers Under a De Novo Standard of Review

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Brown v. Life Insurance Company of North America Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Read More >

Koning v United of Omaha: LTD Insurer Abuses Discretion by Failing to Address Treating Physician’s Opinion and Not Scheduling IME

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Koning v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Read More >

Okuno v. Reliance Standard – Determination that Claimant Can Do Her Own Occupation Means She Is Not Disabled from Any Occupation

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Godmar v. Hewlett-Packard Company; Hewlett-Packard Company Disability Plan; Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Date of Decision: September 1, Read More >

McKenna v Hartford – Abuse of Discretion by Failing to Advise of Need for FCE Before Final Denial

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: McKenna v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Date of Decision: December 9, 2015 Court: United States District Read More >

Godmar v Hewlett-Packard, Sedgwick – Abuse in Discretion in Cherry-Picking Record and Failing to Consider Side Effects From Medication

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Godmar v. Hewlett-Packard Company; Hewlett-Packard Company Disability Plan; Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Date of Decision: December 9, Read More >

Neno v Aetna – No Abuse in Discretion in Finding Claimant Able to Perform the “Material Duties” of His “Own Occupation”

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Neno v. Aetna Life Insurance Company Court: United States District Court for District of Maryland. Type of Claim: Read More >

Hans v. Unum – Court Upholds Denial of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Claim

Disclaimer: This was not a case handled by disability attorney Nick A. Ortiz. The court case is summarized here to give readers a better understanding of how Federal Courts decide long term disability ERISA claims. Case Name: Hans v. Unum Life Insurance Company Court: United States District Court for the Central District of California. Type Read More >