Puccio v. Standard Insurance Company

Case Name: Annina Puccio v. Standard Insurance Company Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Date of Decision: February 20, 2015. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Insurance Company: Standard Insurance Company. Claimant’s Employer: NetApp Inc. Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Senior Manager of Read More >

Fowkes v. Metropolitan Life

Case Name: Yvonne Fowkes v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Date of Decision: January 25, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Insurance Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, aka MetLife. Claimant’s Employer: Vision Service Plan (VSP), an eye Read More >

Calhoun v. LINA

Case Name: Jack B. Calhoun, Jr. v. Life Insurance Company of North America Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Date of Decision: December 15, 2016. Note: This case is “unpublished”, or “Not Recommended For Full-Text Publication”. An unpublished opinion Read More >

Wilkinson v. Sun Life

Case Name: Wilkinson v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Company, d/b/a Sun Life Financial Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Date of Decision: January 5, 2017. Note: This case is “Unpublished”. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in Read More >

Sumpter v MetLife

Case Name: James B. Sumpter v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Date of Decision: April 18, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. Insurance Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, aka MetLife for short. Claimant’s Employer: General Motors. Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Electrical Engineer. Procedural history: Sumpter Read More >

Williams v Standard

Case Name: Ross Williams v. Standard Insurance Company Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Date of Decision: April 19, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability under the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. Insurance Company: Standard Insurance Company. Claimant’s Employer: Rent-A-Center. Claimant’s Occupation / Read More >

Bey v. Reliance Standard

Case Name: Darlema Bey v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Date of Decision: February 17, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. Insurance Company: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Claimant’s Employer: Virtua Health. Disabilities: Ms. Bey was injured in a car accident in August 2011. Read More >

Till v. Lincoln National (11th Circuit) (Not Published)

Case Name: Susan Till v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, on appeal from the U.S.D.C. for the Middle District of Alabama. Date of Decision: January 30, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § Read More >

Filthaut v. AT&T Midwest Disability Benefit Plan

Case Name: Rebecca Filthaut v. AT&T Midwest Disability Benefit Plan and AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 3. Court: United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division Type of Claim: Short Term Disability Insurance Company: AT & T Midwest Disability Benefit Plan Claimant’s Employer: Michigan Bell Telephone Company Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Service Read More >

Roleau v. Liberty Life

Case Name: Michelle R. Rouleau v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Date of Decision: January 25, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability under 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B), a civil enforcement provision of the Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”). Insurance Company: Liberty Life Assurance Read More >