Second Circuit Holds That Posthumous QDROs Are Valid. Yale-New Haven Hospital brought an action in federal court to resolve competing claims by a former spouse of a deceased participant and the deceased participant’s...more
You already know that contractual limitations provisions in ERISA plans are generally enforceable and can bar untimely claims.
But when does the court apply “equitable tolling” to extend the time by which a claimant may...more
Boulware v. Liberty Ins. Corp., No. 3:13-CV-1541, 2015 WL 1219283 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 17, 2015).
After a portion of the insured’s deck collapsed, the insurer denied coverage based on a brief inspection without hiring an...more
One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with a food insurance claim can be communicating with your insurance company adjuster. Knowing your insurance company’s obligations to you can help reduce the frustration....more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently further limited the ability of companies to settle claims without admitting to the SEC’s charges. Traditionally, the SEC had allowed defendants to settle enforcement...more
Our firm is focused on relieving the hardship experienced by our clients either through experienced representation in personal injury matters or by helping you apply for needed workers’ compensation or Social Security...more
The Seventh Circuit confirmed that the notice requirements of “claims-made” policies entitle insurers to deny coverage where, before the policy’s inception, the insured knows of circumstances that “might reasonably be...more
Most injured workers who call my office are fed up with delays in getting decent medical care or getting compensation checks from the workers' compensation adjuster. Here's a list of why you might be having problems...more
ERISA requires that plans contain a reasonable claims procedure. Courts have generally required claimants to exhaust that claims procedure before filing a lawsuit. In addition, if the plan gives the plan administrator...more
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