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The Eleventh Circuit Overturns a Grant of Summary Judgment to United of Omaha in an ERISA Long-Term Disability Claim, Determining That Muscle Spasms and Back Pain Are Not Pre-Existing Conditions.

In a recent case, Horneland v. United Of Omaha Insurance Company, No. 16-16935, __F.App'x__, 2017 WL 5508496 (11th Cir. Nov. 17, 2017), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district court's grant of summary judgment to United of Omaha ("UOO") in an...

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Finds that Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company Acted Unreasonably When it Denied Disability Insurance Benefits Under the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion to a Woman Who Suffered a Stroke Nine Days After Giving Birth

Julissa Bradshaw had a healthy pregnancy and no other pre-existing medical conditions when she became insured under her ERISA governed disability insurance policy with Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company ("RSL"). Approximately six months after obtaining the...

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,...