Articles Posted in New York Disability Lawsuit

Bank of New York Mellon employee and two others were recently forced to file a lawsuit against Prudential after being denied disability benefits. With the help of disability attorneys from New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, each of these claimants will have their day in court.
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Keeley Bamforth and her New York disability lawyer recently filed a lawsuit against Frontier Communications Corporation and Prudential Insurance Company of America in New York Federal Court in an attempt to collect her rightfully deserved disability benefits. Bamforth and her New York disability lawyer filed the complaint under the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act (ERISA) after Bamforth was denied disability benefits by Prudential.
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Recently, one disabled employee of the New York – Presbyterian Hospital filed a lawsuit against the First Unum Life Insurance Company for wrongful termination of long term disability benefits under the Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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The claim for disability benefits can be an extremely long and arduous process. The fact that one wins a judgment in a lawsuit against a disability insurance company for wrongful denial of disability benefits is no assurance that the fight for one’s legal right is at a conclusion. Disability Insurance Companies can still fight that judgment if they decide not to concede defeat in their challenge of an insured’s claim for disability benefits.

The case of Zbigniew Slupinski Vs First Unum Life Insurance Company and Weil, Gotshal & Manges Long Term Disability Income Plan is a good illustration of how wearisome and frustrating a fight for long term disability benefits can be.

The plaintiff Zbigniew Slupinski in this case was an associate attorney with the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He participated in the Weil, Gotshal & Manges Long Term Disability Income Plan (The “Plan”) to which the First Unum Life Insurance Company (First Unum) is the insurer of the Plan and acted as the Claims and Plan Administrator for the Plan.
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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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Recently, three different lawsuits were filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) for denial of disability insurance benefits against the Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) at the District Court of the United States. In all three cases filed through the respective plaintiffs’ disability attorney, Prudential was alleged to have wrongfully denied the respective plaintiffs their claim for long term disability (LTD) benefits.
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