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The case of Smith v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance) demonstrates the length disability insurance companies will go to avoid paying benefits to claimants. It began in 2013 when Fredrick Smith, who had been plant manager at Charles Craft, Inc. since the 1970s, experienced a series of strokes and suffered from heart problems. These […]

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 […]

A federal lawsuit was recently filed by a California disability lawyer in the U.S. District Court against the Unum Group (Unum) and the Northrop Grumman Group Employee Benefit Plans (Northrop Grumman). The Plaintiff, Hung N., worked as an engineer for Northrop Grumman, was denied long term disability benefits from Unum under a policy which was […]