Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan was Wrong and Unreasonable When it Denied a 9 Year NFL Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury Total and Permanent Disability Benefits

In May of 2017, we discussed the case of Jesse Solomon v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan, where the district court held that the NFL Plan was wrong and unreasonable when it denied Total and Permanent Disability (“TPD”) benefits to Jesse...

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that a Return of Life Insurance Premiums Paid After the Death of an Insured is Insufficient When an Insured Continued to Pay Premiums with the Understanding there was Continued Life Insurance Coverage

In the recent case of McCravy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 690 F.3d 176 (4th Cir. 2012), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a return of life insurance premiums to Mrs. McCravy after her daughter’s death was insufficient where Mrs....

Cigna Continues to Engage in Unreasonable Delay and Denial Tactics of Disability Insurance Claims, Including Alleging that Disabling Conditions are Pre-Existing, After Cigna was Forced to Overturn Denials Under Similar Circumstances

In 2003, Susan Kristoff was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing treatment, it was determined that she was in full remission and cancer free. As a precautionary measure, she was placed on Tamoxifen to prevent the recurrence of cancer in the future. Later,...