Rowe v United of Omaha – Claimant’s Failure to Apply for Social Security Disability Should Not Be Considered

Case Name: Rowe v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Court: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Date of Decision: March 17, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Insurance Company: United of Omaha Life Insurance. Procedural history: This case was before the Read More >

Gilewski v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company

Case Name: Gilewski v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Date of Decision: March 22, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability pursuant to ERISA. Insurance Company: Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company. Read More >

Black v. MetLife

Case Name: Black v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Date of Decision: March 21, 2017. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability ERISA. Insurance Company: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife). Claimant’s Employer: Visteon Corporation. Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Senior Human Relations Manager. Disabilities: After a motor Read More >

Tash v. MetLife

Case Name: Raymond M. Tash, DDS v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Pacific Dental Services, Inc., Employee Benefit Plan Court: United States District Court Central District of California Type of Claim: Long Term Disability Insurance Company: Metropolitan Life “MetLife” Claimant’s Employer: Pacific Dental Services, Inc. Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Dentist/Doctor of Dentistry Disabilities: No mention Read More >

Gailey v. Life Insurance Company of North America

Case Name: Cheryl Gailey v. Life Insurance Company of North America Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Type of Claim: Long Term Disability Insurance Company: Life Insurance Company of North America Claimant’s Employer: LifeCare Management Services Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Business Office Manager Disabilities: Plaintiff suffered from major depressive Read More >

Kaiser v Mutual of Omaha – Preexisting Condition Exclusion Does Not Apply

Case Name: Kaiser v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, d/b/a Mutual of Omaha and Group Long-Term Disability Policy GLTD-AMMA Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. Insurance Company: United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, d/b/a Mutual of Omaha (hereinafter “Mutual of Omaha”). Claimant’s Employer: Read More >

Leonor v. Provident Life – “the important duties” not the same as “all the important duties.”

Case Name: Leonor v. Provident Life and Accident Company and Paul Revere Life Insurance Company Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. The doctor filed suit in federal court on the basis Read More >

Mercado v Federal Express and Aetna

Case Name: Armando Mercado v. Federal Express Corporation and Aetna Life Insurance Company Court: United States District Court Southern District of Florida Type of Claim: Long Term Disability Insurance Company: Aetna Life Insurance Company Claimant’s Employer: Federal Express Corporation “Fed Ex” Claimant’s Occupation / Job Position: Operations Manager Disabilities: Plaintiff suffered from avascular necrosis in Read More >

Subjective versus Objective Proof of Condition That Causes Pain – ND California

Case Name: Gilmore v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. Insurance Company: Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (hereinafter Liberty Life). Claimant’s Employer: Wells Fargo & Company. Disabilities: cervical arthritis; status post an anterior cervical spinal fusion surgery; Read More >

Claimant Friendly ERISA Federal Court Decision From Northern District of Illinois

Case Name: Warner v. Unum Life Insurance Company Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Type of Claim: Long Term Disability. Insurance Company: Unum Life Insurance Company. Claimant’s Employer: Tyson Foods, Inc. Disabilities: fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic low back pain, a seizure disorder, and “other maladies”. Benefits Paid? No. Read More >