Disability Law

In Roeder v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., No. 22-56226, 2024 WL 1612256 (9th Cir. Apr. 15, 2024), Plaintiff-Appellant Jacqueline Roeder appealed the district court’s de novo review of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s denial of her claim for long-term disability benefits under a policy governed by ERISA on the basis of the policy’s pre-existing condition

In Perkins v. United Surgical Partners International, Inc., et al., No. 23-10375, 2024 WL 1574342 (5th Cir. Apr. 11, 2024), Plaintiffs are participants of a defined contribution plan established by United Surgical Partners International, Inc. They sued United and other Plan fiduciaries, alleging that the defendants violated their fiduciary duties under ERISA in the

In Ryan S. v. UnitedHealth Grp., Inc., No. 22-55761, __F.4th__, 2024 WL 1561668 (9th Cir. Apr. 11, 2024), Plaintiff-Appellant Ryan S. brought a putative class action against Defendant-Appellee UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries alleging that the Defendants violated the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

In Rogers v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, et al., No. 22-CV-11399-AK, 2024 WL 1466728 (D. Mass. Mar. 31, 2024), Massachusetts District Judge Angel Kelley denied both Plaintiff and Defendant Unum’s Motions for Summary Judgment, finding that the court required more information to determine whether Unum’s decision to deny Plaintiff’s long-term disability (LTD)

In E.L. v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 22-CV-00050-PCP, 2024 WL 1336463 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 27, 2024), California Northern District Judge P. Casey Pitts granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment in part finding that Plaintiff demonstrated total disability from her own occupation. The Court denied Plaintiff’s request to submit extrinsic evidence from her

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