Articles Posted in Hiv Disability Claim

In James Wilson v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, a Michigan District Court ruled in favor of Reliance and found its termination of long term disability benefits to plaintiff Wilson was not arbitrary and capricious.

Plaintiff, an Air Force veteran, was employed by RCF Information System, a defense contractor, as a Programmer/Systems Analyst, a sedentary position. After a little more than three years of employment, he was diagnosed in November 2014 with lymphoma of his spine, a malignant cancer. His claim for short term disability was approved and, as he continued to receive treatment for the lymphoma, his claim for long term disability was also approved.
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In the case of Chris Lenwell Vs the Prudential Insurance Company Of America; Morrison & Foerster, LLP Long Term Disability Plan, filed at the District Court for the Northern District of California by a California disability attorney, the plaintiff brought a civil action against the Prudential Insurance Company Of America (Prudential) for allegedly violating the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
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