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Judge Kent Denied MetLife's Motion for Protective Order

In Jez v. Dow Chemical LTD Plan and MetLife, filed in Galveston, Texas, Judge Kent denied MetLife's Motion for protective order. I wanted to get information from Network Medical Review (NMR). NMR is an outfit of physicians that find disability claimants to be "not disabled." Thus NMR is used a lot by the insurance industry. I wanted to learn how often MetLife uses them.

Following Judge Kent's order I get to learn the following:

Court discredits Amy Hopkins, M.D. supposition

May v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., C.A. No. 03-5056 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 9, 2004). Judge Wilken presiding. Judge Wilken's home page is here.

In this case, Lucky May presented evidence that she was disabled from fibromyalgia. The only evidence to the contrary in the Administrative Record was an opinion by Dr. Amy Hopkins. Judge Wilken did not credit Dr. Hopkins report:

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