Can an ERISA Claims Administrator Engage in Post-Trial Discovery Regarding Benefit Issues? No, Says District Court

Posted in: Abuse of Discretion, Attorneys' Fees, Case Updates, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, Discovery, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog January 21, 2013

In what may be a matter of first impression, Judge Cormac J. Carney of the United States Federal District Court for the Central District of California denied Sun Life and Health Insurance Company’s Objections to Proposed Judgment in an ERISA …

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What are the Available Remedies Against an Insurance Company That Has Acted in Bad Faith?

Posted in: Attorneys' Fees, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Litigation Blog, Insurance Questions and Concepts, Punitive Damages June 06, 2011

This article will be the second in a series of articles by McKennon Law Group PC addressing and answering basic questions concerning insurance law.  This one addresses: What are the available remedies against an insurance company that has acted unreasonably …

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Ninth Circuit Applies New Hardt Decision to Deny ERISA Participant Attorney's Fees

Posted in: Attorneys' Fees, Case Updates, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, News July 19, 2010

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court handed ERISA plan participants a big victory when they decided the important ERISA disability case of Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance, __ U.S. __ (Decided May 24, 2010)(see our blog discussion here

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