Articles Posted in Disability Lawsuit

Tina Worsley, Executrix of the Estate of Mark Worsley had her case against AETNA Life Insurance Company and Duke Energy Long-Term Disability Insurance Plan decided by the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division on January 25, 2011. Claiming that the termination of Mark Worsley’s disability benefits was an abuse of discretion, Worsley and her North Carolina disability lawyer challenged the reasonableness of the termination of Mark Worsley’s benefits.
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In Cheryl Lynn Alexander v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America et. al., Cheryl Alexander and her California disability lawyer have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Central District of California in an attempt to procure Alexander’s disability benefits, statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, interest, and costs. Filing her claim under the authority of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), Alexander has asked the Court to force Prudential to comply with its obligation to pay her disability benefits pursuant to the insurance plan she has with Prudential.
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In Erskine Williams v First UNUM Insurance Company and M&T Bank Long Term Disability Plan, filed by a New York disability attorney at the District Court for the Western District of New York, the plaintiff was a former employee of the M & T Bank working as a collector. While employed with the M & T Bank, the plaintiff participated in a group long term disability (LTD) insurance that was issued to M & T Bank and which the policy was used to fund the M & T Bank LTD plan. The First UNUM Insurance Company (First UNUM) was the Claims administrator for the LTD plan while the M & T Bank was the Plan Administrator for the LTD plan.
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Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) finds itself in court having to defend against two separate lawsuits for denying long-term disability benefit payments to two different claimants.

Richard Timms of Minnesota filed an ERISA lawsuit against Prudential with the help of his Minnesota disability lawyer in United States District Court in the District of Minnesota because Prudential denied Mr. Timms’ claim for long-term disability benefit payments.
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Recently, four separate lawsuits were filed at the District Court level against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America (UNUM) by plaintiffs all over the country. Lawsuits were by disability insurance lawyers in the states of Florida, Illinois Alabama, and South Carolina. The civil actions were instituted against UNUM seeking the recovery of benefits under the various employee welfare benefits plans that it had underwritten and administered and falls within the ambit of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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Recently, three different lawsuits were filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against the Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (Liberty Mutual) at the United States District Courts. Two cases were filed by the plaintiffs through a South Carolina disability attorney at the District Court for the District of South Carolina. The third case was filed by a Florida disability lawyer at the District Court for the Middle district of Florida.
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John A. Stremlau and his disability lawyers filed suit against Prudential Insurance Company of America and Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc. in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri under ERISA to petition the Court for recovery of disability benefits he is due via his employee insurance program with his employer Anheuser Busch Company, Inc. In the disability insurance lawsuit, Stremlau’s disability attorneys outline and provide evidence of claims that Prudential and Anheuser Busch breached their fiduciary duties by denying Stremlau his benefits and asks the Court to order Prudential and Anheuser to provide Stremlau with his disability benefits and compensate him for Court costs and attorneys’ fees.
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The declining state of Charles Smoot’s health came to the point at which it became necessary for him to file a Sun Life disability insurance claim through his employer provided disability plan. Mr. Smoot’s claim was denied and his West Virginia disability lawyer filed an ERISA lawsuit against Sun Life in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at Huntington.
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In Ricky Moten v AETNA Life Insurance Company, a case filed recently at the District court for the Southern District of Texas, the plaintiff Ricky Moten through his Texas disability lawyer alleged that the AETNA Life Insurance Company (AETNA Life) being both the funder and administrator of the plaintiff’s disability plan is working under an inherent Conflict of Interest and wrongfully denied the plaintiff’s claim for disability benefits.
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The disability insurance company AETNA is certainly no stranger to lawsuits. Like many other disability insurance companies, The AETNA Life Insurance Company (AETNA Life) has been the subject of numerous consumer complaints and legal lawsuits filed against it for failure to pay disability benefits to eligible participants of the disability benefits plans that it issued. Hence, it comes as no surprise that AETNA was sued last week by three different individuals suffering from disabilities across the nation. The plaintiffs through their respective disability attorneys filed lawsuits against AETNA Life in Florida, Ohio and South Carolina.
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