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Department of Labor New Long-Term Disability Claims Regulations: A Mixed Bag For Claimants

Originally scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2018, the Department of Labor finalized new ERISA regulations which govern, among other things, long-term disability claims. The regulation went into effect

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UNUM Targets Its Most Disabled Claimants

In a recent nationwide scheme, UNUM is ratcheting up its scrutiny of insureds who have been disabled for extended periods of time, resulting in claim terminations and buyout offers. UNUM

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Life Insurance Claims: Your Claim May Be Alive

The tragedy involved in the loss of a loved one or business partner often is compounded when a life insurance company decides to dispute or deny the benefits due under

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Teaching Insurance Law to the Legal Profession

Earlier this month, my partner Matthew Conroy and I presented a 1.5-hour lecture on “Best Practices in the Representation of Professionals in Insurance Fraud Matters.“ I have been teaching various

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Creative Fee Arrangements When Suing Insurance Companies

Having represented insurance policyholders in claims and lawsuits against insurance companies for more than 25 years, I often say that my fee arrangements with clients can sometimes be as interesting

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Legal Malpractice Insurer Must Defend New Jersey Lawyer and Law Firm In Alleged Fraudulent Scheme

In prior blogs, I have discussed the duty of liability insurance companies to defend their insureds under the terms of their policies. Today’s case is a classic example of an

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Insurance Company’s Lowball Strategy Backfires

If a case against an insurance company has merit, the question isn’t whether the company will pay, but rather when? And how much? Grand Reserve of Columbus LLC, v. Property

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Be Careful When Filling Out Your Long-Term Disability Forms

The information you put on your long-term disability claim forms and monthly progress reports are all material representations by you to your insurance company—and must be factual!  A recent case

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AIG Can’t Avoid Covering World Trade Center Victims

Most people are aware that there are a lot of insurance coverage disputes surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. What might be surprising is that the courts are still

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  • During the most trying part of my life, Schwartz Law’s attorneys were fighting for my life. I was physically just barely up on my own two feet, with a diagnosis

    Long Term Care Client – New York
  • A company made an error in how they sold me my long-term disability insurance policy and they offered me a lump sum settlement. I did not fully understand the offer

    Physician–New York
  • My claim was denied by my insurance company. My medical condition wasn’t understood by my physicians. My first attorney gave me terrible advice. My family faced financial ruin without the

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  • After practicing law for many years, it became clear that the multitude of my illnesses were preventing me from being effective as a lawyer. I had no experience with long-term

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