Articles Posted in Michigan Disability Lawsuit

Disabled Bank Teller for National City Corporation wins lawsuit against Liberty Life after she was denied continued long term disability benefits.
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Unum Claimant receives over $103,000 in SSDI payments and Unum files lawsuit seeking repayment of disability benefits. Court Order Claimant to Pay Unum $103,963.30.

A Michigan Federal court recently entered a court Order against a Unum disability claimant and former employee of Allegis Group Inc. The Unum claimant submitted a claim for long term disability benefits in 2011 and Unum paid his claim for approximately 10 years. At some time in 2010 UNUM contacted the claimant and requested him to repay Unum over $100,000 in benefits that he had been paid by Social Security Disability. Unum sent several request for payment to the claimant, but according to court records the claimant either ignored the request or claimed he did not owe the money. The claimant never appealed the repayment and Unum terminated any further payments of his disability benefits. Unum filed a lawsuit for re-payment of the social security disability benefits in 2012.
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A Michigan disability attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit in the district court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division against Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). The Plaintiff, Bethany S., worked as a mortgage loan coordinator for Bank of America, thereby making her eligible for an employee welfare benefit plan that was insured and administered by Aetna.

In Bethany S. Vs Aetna Life Insurance Company, the Plaintiff is seeking the short-term and long-term disability benefits at the coverage levels promised under the terms of the Plan.
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Four plaintiffs have sued Unum Life Insurance Company Of America (Unum) in the District Courts of California, Michigan, and Massachusetts for the recovery of long-term disability benefits covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In all four cases that were filed via the respective disability lawyers, Unum is accused of refusing to pay the Plaintiffs’ long-term disability claims under their respective plans.
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Four plaintiffs have sued Unum Life Insurance Company Of America (Unum) in the District Courts of California, Michigan, and Massachusetts for the recovery of long-term disability benefits covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In all four cases that were filed via the respective disability lawyers, Unum is accused of refusing to pay the Plaintiffs’ long-term disability claims under their respective plans.
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Claimants for disability benefits under employee welfare benefits issued or administered by the Prudential Insurance Company (Prudential), recently took up legal action against Prudential in Florida, Illinois and Michigan due to its failure and refusal to pay three different claimants their disability benefits. We will discuss three cases filed against Prudential in the past week.
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The case of Jeffrey K. Laritz Vs The Prudential Insurance Company Of America filed by a Michigan disability attorney at the district court for the eastern district of Michigan deals with the pre-existing condition clause found in all disability insurance policies. The plaintiff Jeffrey K. Laritz was a participant in a welfare benefit plan that consists of a long term disability insurance plan and life insurance plan, sponsored by AutoZone, Inc. and underwritten and administered by The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) for the benefit of AutoZone employees.
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In Stephen J. Kotyk v. Ford Motor Company, Plaintiff Stephen Kotyk and his Michigan Disability Attorney sought reinstatement of his disability benefits after Defendant Ford Motor Company wrongfully terminated his benefits contending he was no longer disabled under Defendant’s Salaried Disability Plan.
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Disability Insurance Companies are no strangers to lawsuits. Hence, it is not uncommon to find Disability Insurance Companies sometimes facing multiple lawsuits in a single week. In fact, during the fourth week of May 2011, the CIGNA Group Insurance (CIGNA) had three lawsuits filed against it by individuals who were dissatisfied with the way CIGNA handled their claims for disability benefits.
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