Articles Posted in Liberty Life Insurance Company Disability Claim

In Damon Zaeske v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, Zaeske stopped working on April 4, 2014, due to chronic back pain. His initial application for long-term disability benefits was approved with the caveat that his medical condition would be subject to periodic evaluation. He began receiving benefits on July 6, 2014.

In late October 2014, Liberty asked for updated medical records from Zaeskes three treating physicians, but received no response. Liberty informed Zaeske that he had until December 11 to submit updated records. As of December 12, he had not done so, so Liberty denied him further benefits.
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In Melissa Vacarro v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, Melissa Vacarro was employed by NetApp Inc., when she began suffering from fatigue, pain and deteriorating cognitive abilities, particularly in the areas of memory and comprehension. She applied for disability benefits with Liberty, the disability insurer for her employer.

As an “HR Program Manger 5,” Plaintiff claimed to be a Class I employee. Liberty also covered Class II employees, which had a different and more stringent definition of long-term disability after the first 24 months of disability that the one for Class I employees.
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Three Plaintiffs filed lawsuits in the Federal Courts of Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Arkansas against Liberty Life Assurance Company Of Boston (Liberty) for the improper denial of long-term disability benefits. All three cases allege that Liberty wrongfully withheld the payment of long-term disability benefits as defined by their respective policies.
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A Pennsylvania disability attorney just filed a federal lawsuit against Liberty Life Assurance Company Of Boston International, Inc. (Liberty) and Comcast. The Plaintiff, Mary C., was employed by Comcast as a Change Management Analyst. Due to this employment, Plaintiff was entitled to short-term and long-term disability benefit payments from Comcast’s Comprehensive Health and Welfare Benefit Plan.

In Mary C. Vs. Liberty Life Assurance Company Of Boston International, Inc. and Comcast, Plaintiff seeks short-term and long-term disability benefits that were wrongfully withheld from her by Liberty and Comcast.
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Liberty Life claimant Douglas W. and his North Carolina disability attorney filed a lawsuit against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston to enforce Douglas’ right to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as allowed by 29 U.S.C. §1132.
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Three Plaintiffs have filed disability lawsuits via their respective attorneys in three different divisions of the District Court of South Carolina against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (Liberty). In all three cases, the Plaintiffs filed lawsuits against Liberty for failing to provide long-term disability benefits as stated within their respective Plans.
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Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston was recently sued three times in the State of South Carolina after it denied long term disability benefits by three individuals. Let’s take a closer look at each case.
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The plaintiff Vanessa Jackson was employed as an assistant nurse for the University of North Carolina Hospitals. In the lawsuit against Liberty Mutual filed by a North Carolina Disability Lawyer, it was stated that the plaintiff’s primary duties as assistant nurse included providing bed baths to patients, transferring patients, assisting patients with feeding, toileting, and other personal care tasks. In addition, the plaintiff was also required to help support the weight of adult patients, usually in excess of 100 pounds, and often including obese patients. By virtue of her employment, the plaintiff was a participant in a group disability benefit insurance policy issued by Liberty Life on March 1, 1995.
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