Plummer | Raval specializes in ERISA and disability benefits. Insurance companies often deny or terminate long-term and short-term disability benefits. Do not let them deny your benefits and then tell you that you have exhausted your legal rights according to the Benefits Plan. Let me fight for what is yours.

Glista v. UNUM Life Ins. Co.

2004-08-11 "Defendant's denial of plaintiff's claim for long-term disability benefits on the ground that his disability was a pre-existing condition excluded from coverage was neither reasonable nor supported by the evidence."

Critchlow v. First UNUM Life Ins. Co.

"Defendant's denial of insurance benefits on the basis that decedent's death was not within the scope of plaintiff's insurance policy is a wrongful denial as a matter of law where his death was accidental."

Director liability under ERISA

From the ERISABlog Archives, an article on the liability of directors under ERISA

Decision in Cob Clearinghouse v. Aetna US Healthcare

"COB Clearinghouse Corporation, also known as Digital Healthcare, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Inc.; Great West Life and Annuity Insurance Co.; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City; Connecticut General Life Insurance Company" 


Agent of employer has no standing to sue under ERISA.


Full-text of the opinion

Decision in Shaw v. McFarland Clinic, P.C.

Eighth Circuit upholds polio victim's claim for benefits in Shaw v. McFarland Clinic, P.C.

Article on AIG by Tim McLaughlin

By Tim McLaughlin Boston (Reuters): "The chairman of American International Group Inc. (AIG.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , the world's largest insurer by market value, on Tuesday called lawyers opposed to tort reform 'terrorists' and said class-action lawsuits are a 'blight' on the United States."

Court orders discovery against UNUM in ERISA case

Court allows discovery in a case involving UNUM. If you want the briefs and responses send an email to me.

In its response in opposition to the motion for discovery (to take depositions) UNUM explained the meaning of some of its abbreviations. See order pages 4 and 5. The court also ordered UNUM to disclose any internal memorandum regarding its mental and nervous limitation.

Fibromyalgia Advocacy

"FMS Fact Sheet: Condensed information on FMS, including demographics, disability studies, research findings, the current status of NIH spending on the condition and more. In PDF format for easy printing, no reprint permission is required for the use and distribution of this document."


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