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Nagy v. Hartford – Court Holds Plaintiff Failed to Prove his Burden that he was Continuously Disabled during the “Any Occupation” Period
Dave Nagy v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, et al. In the present case, Dave Nagy (“Nagy”) was a Quality Assurance Analyst employed by Oracle America, Inc. (“Oracle”). Around September 8, 2011, he began experiencing symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as well as other mental health and possibly autonomic dysfunctions. Nagy applied for […]
McIntyre v. Reliance Standard – Court Finds Claimant Disabled Under Any Occupation Definition of Disability
Melissa A. McIntyre v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company Melissa McIntyre (“McIntyre”) worked as a nurse for Mayo Clinic Health System. She was covered under a long term disability plan which was administered by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (“Reliance”). Around 2011, McIntyre’s health caused her to cease working. McIntyre suffered from Charcot Marie Tooth […]
Carty v. MetLife – Court Ordered Insurance Company to Pay for Mental Health Conditions Including Depression
Gary Carty v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Eastman Chemical Company Welfare Benefit Program, and Eastman Chemical Company, as Plan Administrator for the Eastman Chemical Company Welfare Benefit Program In this case, Gary Carty (“Carty”) worked as a manager of Eastman Chemical Company’s (“Eastman”) information technology department. Gary held a policy under the Eastman Chemical Company […]
Patterson v. Aetna – Claimant Approved for LTD Benefits on Appeal
Christopher Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Company The present case involves an appeal by Aetna Life Insurance Company (“Aetna”) from a successful motion for summary judgment granted in Christopher Patterson’s (“Patterson”) favor. Regarding the same case, the court had also denied a motion for summary judgment filed by Aetna. Patterson was covered under a long-term […]
Williby v. Aetna Life Insurance – Case Remanded for Further Consideration
In this case, Yvette Williby (“Williby”) was a supply chain specialist for The Boeing Company (“Boeing”). Her job duties required problem-solving abilities, interactions with customers and vendors, research, and assessment of technical issues and problems. Williby experienced a stroke or similar episode in September of 2011. She later began to experience chronic headaches and additional […]
Christmas v. Sun Life Assurance
In Christmas v. Sun Life, the Court upheld a denial of Long Term Disability insurance benefits based upon three independent reviewing physicians’ assessments.
California Court Holds Sun Life Wrongfully Denied LTD Benefits
A California Court found Sun Life wrongfully denied a long term disability insurance claim, putting too much emphasis on peer review doctors and surveillance.
Hartford Denial Upheld With Surveillance and Treating Physicians Opinions
The Hartford’s termination of an LTD claim upheld with (a) surveillance video and (b) opinions from treating physicians that the claimant may do sedentary work.
The Hartford Has Aquired Aetna Long Term Disability Division
In 2017, The Hartford entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aetna’s U.S. group disability (short term disability and long term disability) business.
Liberty Mutual is Now Part of Lincoln National
On May 1, 2018, Lincoln National agreed to acquire Liberty Life (aka Liberty Mutual)