Julie Kim

Julie Kim

Sedgwick LLP

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SDNY Refuses to Find Exceptions to the Firestone Deference Rule

In Wedge v. Shawmut Design & Construction Group Long Term Disability Ins. Plan, No. 12 Civ. 5645 (KPF) (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 10, 2013), the court declined to recognize an exception to the rule established in Firestone Tire & Rubber...more

9/26/2013 - Disability Disability Benefits Employee Benefits ERISA Health and Welfare Plans SCOTUS

Disability Policy’s Mental Illness Limitation Upheld by Ninth Circuit in Fibromyalgia Case

In Maurer v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 11-16044, 2012 WL 6101903 (9th Cir. Dec. 10, 2012), the Ninth Circuit interpreted a policy provision favorably for insurers, holding that a policy’s mental nervous...more

1/23/2013 - Disability Disability Insurance Fibromyalgia Mental Illness Reliance Standard Life Insurance

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