Aetna is Ordered to Provide Discovery Pertaining to All the Facts Available to It at the Time it Denied Disability Benefits, Regarding its Financial Conflict of Interest, and Its Claims Representative’s Communications with Aetna’s In-House Counsel

In a recent case out of the Southern District of Florida, Johnston v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 1720996 2017 WL 4654431 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 16, 2017), the court rejected Aetna’s argument that discovery was not permitted, beyond the administrative record assembled and...

Aetna is Ordered to Provide Discovery Pertaining to All the Facts Available to It at the Time it Denied Disability Benefits, Regarding its Financial Conflict of Interest, and Its Claims Representative’s Communications with Aetna’s In-House Counsel

In a recent case out of the Southern District of Florida, Johnston v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 1720996 2017 WL 4654431 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 16, 2017), the court rejected Aetna’s argument that discovery was not permitted, beyond the administrative record assembled and...

The Southern District of Florida Finds that the PNC Plan Fails to Properly Delegate Discretion to Liberty Life Assurance Company and Finds that the Plan’s Denial of Benefits to a Branch Manager Disabled by Degenerative Disc Disease Was Wrong

In a recent case out of the Southern District of Florida, the district court held that while the PNC Plan provided PNC with discretion to determine questions of coverage and eligibility for benefits, there was not a proper grant of discretion to the third-party...