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Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?

After having mediated hundreds of—and settled well over a thousand—long-term disability cases, I have found that mediation has now become the standard in the long-term disability industry for resolving disputed

  • March 14, 2017

Trying a Long-Term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?

Having participated in a number of long-term disability trials over the years, I can tell you that the trial process is an exhilarating experience—for an attorney—but is a very daunting

  • March 6, 2017

Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

{3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically.

  • January 31, 2017

High Scrutiny of Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims by Insurance Companies

{3:30 minutes to read} Filing a claim for long-term disability benefits is an exhausting and complicated process—especially in the early stages. Professionals need to be wary of what this process

  • January 11, 2017

Insurance Bad Faith

{2:00 minutes to read} The term “bad faith” is used when an insurance company unreasonably denies, delays, terminates, or underpays a claim.

  • December 15, 2016

Top 5 Ethical ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Attorneys Need to Know

My partner Matthew Conroy and I recently presented a continuing legal education seminar called Ethical Dos and Don’ts for Attorneys. That seminar is available online at Lawline. During the seminar, we

  • December 2, 2016

What is an IME & How Do I Prepare for One?

{3:55 minutes to read} In the world of claims or lawsuits against insurance companies, IME is an acronym for Independent Medical Examination. These examinations are never truly independent, however. IMEs

  • October 13, 2016

Discretionary Authority Under ERISA

{3:30 minutes to read} Discretionary authority can have, and has had, a devastating impact on the ability of people to get paid by their insurance companies.  Long-term disability policies, health

  • September 23, 2016
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Mediating a Long-Term Disability Case: The New Norm?

After having mediated hundreds of—and settled well over a thousand—long-term disability cases, I have found that mediation has now become the standard in the long-term disability industry for resolving disputed

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Trying a Long-Term Disability Case: The Big Gamble?

Having participated in a number of long-term disability trials over the years, I can tell you that the trial process is an exhilarating experience—for an attorney—but is a very daunting

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Why You Need a Lawyer Before Filing an LTD Claim

{3:40 minutes to read} Many years ago, before 1995, a professional could file a long-term disability claim on their own and likely get paid. After 1995, the industry changed dramatically.

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