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- Fibromyalgia Patient Sues Employer after Being Fired for Her Disability
A Minnesota woman with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis recently received $30,000 in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit that proved her employer violated the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing her because of her medical condition.
- What Happens After Filing an Initial Claim for Long Term Disability
What happens after filing an initial claim for Long Term Disability: The agony of ongoing and periodic LTD eligibility reviews. Throughout the duration of your LTD claim, you will be subject to ongoing and period eligibility reviews.
- The Powerful Patient: Documentation Before Applying for Medical Leave or Disability Benefits
Disabled individuals, or those with medical conditions that impair their ability to work, are often frustrated with the process of proving their disability or understanding what and how much of their medical information they must disclose. Frequently, they also express frustration with their doctor’s office in providing the necessary information. But patients are more powerful in these situations than they realize.
- Aetna Disability Benefit Denial Overturned by Court Due to Flawed Vocational Assessment Report
An Arkansas Court recently overturned an Aetna denial of long term disability benefits because Aetna relied on a flawed vocational assessment report which listed jobs that the claimant was not actually qualified to perform.
- Long Term Disability ("LTD") Appeals and Lawsuits -- Frequently Asked Questions
If your claim for Long Term Disability ("LTD") benefits has been denied or terminated, this article may answer some of your questions and concerns.
- Claimant Unsuccessful in Disability Insurance Lawsuit against Boston Mutual in a Louisiana Lawsuit
In an ERISA disability lawsuit against Boston Mutual, Federal Judge upholds decision to deny Southside Machine Works employee’s long term disability benefits.
- Don’t Get Caught in 409A Tax Trap – Year End Deadline Looms
Severance payments on a release or non-compete must comply with Section 409A tax rules by December 31, 2012.
- Woman Escapes Sex Traffickers in Brooklyn
The woman had told the police that a man and a woman approached her as she walked on a street and abducted her into a car. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. After six hours into the abduction, the woman escaped.
- Blockbuster Inc. to Pay Over $2M to Settle EEOC Suit for Sex, Race
Blockbuster, Inc. has entered into a consent judgment requiring it to pay over $2 million to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Supreme Court Expands Scope of Deferential Review of ERISA Plan Administrators’ Determinations
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Conkright v. Frommert,  highlights the importance of ensuring that an ERISA plan’s documents explicitly grant discretionary authority to the plan administrator to interpret the plan and resolve ambiguities. The ruling affirms that a court will not second guess an administrator armed with such authority even in a case where the administrator has previously made a mistake.