Demystifying an ERISA Disability Insurance Claim: A Timeline for a Misunderstood Employee Benefit

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts, Policy Interpretation, Statute of Limitations January 13, 2017

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its California Insurance Litigation Blog that deal with frequently asked questions in the insurance bad faith, life insurance, long term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other areas of

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Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert Publish Article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal: “New Regulations Will Benefit Claimants in Disability Insurance Cases”

Posted in: Department of Labor/Regulations, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News Blog January 12, 2017

In the January 12, 2017 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert of the McKennon Law Group PC published an article summarizing the new U.S. Department of Labor disability insurance claims regulations aimed at reducing …

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Major Differences in California Long-Term Disability and Individual Disability Insurance Plans

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, Employment Liability Insurance, Insurance Litigation Blog December 20, 2016

Summary: A Los Angeles long-term disability insurance lawyer discusses the differences between long-term disability insurance (typically governed by ERISA) and individual disability insurance plans in California.  Contact McKennon Law Group  PC today if your long-term or individual disability insurance claim …

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Insureds May Still Have a Claim for Insurance Bad Faith Even If Their Insurer Offered to Pay the Policy Limits

Posted in: Bad Faith, Case Updates, Commercial General Liability Insurance, Duty to Settle, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog December 13, 2016

Under California law, an insurer has an obligation to, among other things, make reasonable efforts to settle a third party’s lawsuit against an insured.  As a recent decision rendered by the California Court of Appeals illustrates, “reasonable efforts” entail more …

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Have “Quack” Medical Reviewers Caused Denial of Your Long-Term Disability Claim? California Court of Appeal Berates Insurance Company for Controlling Medical Peer Reviews

Posted in: Bad Faith, Case Updates, Disability Insurance News, Expert Testimony, Health Insurance, Insurance Litigation Blog, Punitive Damages December 13, 2016

During their Presidential election campaigns, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spotlighted for America flaws in our criminal justice system.  They raised questions about whether the criminal probe into Ms. Clinton’s private email server was handled honestly or politically.  Conservatives bitterly …

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Health Insurance Law Update: Medical Providers Seeking Payment from Insurers Must File a Quantum Meruit Lawsuit Within Two Years of the First EOB

Posted in: Health Insurance, Insurance Litigation Blog December 06, 2016

The most common complaint McKennon Law Group PC hears from medical providers is that insurers refuse to pay for the services provided to their insureds, even after the medical provider sought and obtained a pre-authorization from the insurer for the …

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Ninth Circuit Creates Bright-Line Rule in ERISA Disability Cases: the Inability to Sit for More Than Four Hours Precludes Work in a Sedentary Occupation

Posted in: Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog November 17, 2016

It is very common for an insurance company to deny a claim for long-term disability insurance governed by ERISA after concluding that a claimant can perform the duties of a sedentary occupation.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational …

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Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert Publish Article: Insurers turn to Drones

Posted in: Disability Insurance, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News Blog, Property & Casualty Insurance October 19, 2016

In the October 18, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Robert McKennon and Scott Calvert of the McKennon Law Group published an article regarding the use of drones by insurance companies in their insurance claims investigations.  In the …

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