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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights – May 2021

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to disputes between beneficiaries to life insurance policy proceeds, an insurer’s use of independent medical reviewers and in-house nurses to evaluate claims, the preexisting...more

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Fibromyalgia Diagnosis? Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

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If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have been unable to work for the last year or longer due to the severity of your condition, you may be considering whether or not you should apply for Social Security...more

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Carr v. Saul – Has the Court Tired of Issue Exhaustion? Potential Effects on Arthrex

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On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court decided Carr v. Saul, a case with interesting parallels to Arthrex, which deals with appointments clause challenges to the PTAB judges and which will be decided later this Term. In Carr,...more

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The Supreme Court - April 22, 2021

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AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC, No. 19-508: Petitioner Scott Tucker controlled a number of companies offering short-term payday loans. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought suit, claiming that Tucker and his...more

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Social Security Disability Benefits Application Process Tips for 2021

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COVID-19-related restrictions impacted the way Social Security processed disability claims and appeals. Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. Obtaining medical records from applicants’ medical...more

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An Overview of New Jersey Workers' Compensation

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Chartwell Law's Brittany Atkinson, Esq., Kevin J. Riefenstahl, Esq., and Colin J. Davis, Esq. present this informative webinar addressing the fundamentals of New Jersey workers' compensation and cover: • Classifications of...more

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California DFEH Announces Pregnancy and Bonding Leave App

On March 24, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new interactive tool for obtaining tailored guidance on job-protected leave for pregnancy-related disability or to bond with a new...more

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Disability Benefits Policy Language Warrants Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review Despite Enactment of Anti-Discretionary...

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A federal court in New Jersey recently applied the arbitrary and capricious standard of review for a denial of benefits claim despite the enactment of an anti-discretionary statute in Minnesota, which governed the benefit...more

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An Overview of Massachusetts Workers' Compensation

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Chartwell Law's Thomas A. Richard, Esq. and Jamie Spiller Kaplan, Esq. present this informative webinar addressing the fundamentals of Massachusetts workers' compensation and cover: • What types of injury are compensable; •...more

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Workers' Compensation Academy: Requests by Defense Counsel – A Defense Analysis of Materials Needed from Carriers and Clients for...

What do you need to provide your defense counsel with for the defense of a claim? Partners Jennifer Laver and Robert Hanneman discuss what defense counsels need to give an accurate analysis of a claim, compensability, medical...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

VA Announces Changes to Verification of Income Process

The VA announced enhancements to its Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for VA’s home loan guaranty program which result in eliminating the majority of instances in which lenders and VA will utilize VA Form 26-8937,...more

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An Overview of New York Workers' Compensation

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Chartwell Law's Adam T. Devine, Esq. and Jason D. Lewis, Esq. present this informative webinar addressing the fundamentals of New York workers’ compensation and cover: • The claims process including initiation of a claim and...more

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The LHD/ERISA Advisor - March 2021

As we look ahead to 2021, we start our second edition of Hinshaw's LHD/ERISA Advisor by reporting on key cases that closed out 2020. Through The Advisor, our team of attorneys nationwide strive to report on legal developments...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights – March 2021

This month’s Friday Five discusses cases that address the meaning of “active, full-time employee,” whether remand is required where an improper standard of review was applied, the standard for capacity in reference to a...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

ERISA Benefit Denial Letter Must Identify Contractual Limitations Period

An Illinois federal court recently held that the failure to identify a contractual limitations period in a benefits denial letter renders the limitations period unenforceable, even before applicable regulations were changed...more

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U.S. Supreme Court: Courts Can Review Railroad Retirement Board’s Refusal To Reopen Claims

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In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts can review decisions by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board denying claimants’ requests to reopen prior benefits denials. Salinas v. U.S. R.R. Ret. Bd.,...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Supreme Court Decides Salinas v. Railroad Retirement Board

On February 3, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board, No. 19–199, holding that a refusal by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board to reopen a prior benefits determination is...more

Robinson+Cole ERISA Claim Defense Blog

Third Circuit Clarifies Sufficiency Of Discussions Of Social Security Disability Insurance Awards In Adverse Disability Benefit...

Plaintiffs seeking recovery of group disability benefits under ERISA-governed plans routinely argue that claim fiduciaries failed to adequately consider and/or account for decisions by the Social Security Administration...more

High Swartz LLP

Denied Social Security Disability Benefits? Here are your options.

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Being denied disability benefits is frustrating, especially during the pandemic. Where to start? How long will it take? You have 3 options moving forward. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights – January 2021

This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to: what constitutes adequate consideration by an insurer of a disability claimant’s Social Security disability award; an analysis of various factors for consideration when a...more

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NJ and PA Workers' Compensation Benefits for 2021

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Workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are calculated using a statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) that is published by the Departments of Labor every year. The year of the worker’s injury will...more

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CFPB Settles Veteran Pension Purchase Program Lawsuit

The CFPB (Bureau) and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs recently settled a case with two companies (and their owner) which brokered high-interest credit to veterans (as well as other consumers), which were...more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

It Is Time to Address the VA’s Enormous Backlog of Claims for Disability Benefits

Nearly half of the 20 million veterans in the United States use at least one government benefit or service offered by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (commonly known as the “VA”). Many of these veterans have developed...more

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CMS Releases Key Medicare Figures for 2021

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released key Medicare figures for 2021 that will affect all elderly and disabled individuals who receive program benefits. This notice summarizes the changes...more

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Proskauer Virtual Volunteers Support LACBA’s Veterans Legal Service Project Clinic

Next week, Proskauer will headline the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Services Project (VLSP) clinic. Proskauer attorneys sponsor the clinic every November – but this year’s clinic will be very different....more

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