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Four Reasons You Should Hire a Lawyer Who Focuses on ERISA Claims

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a complex federal law that regulates the overwhelming majority of employer-backed group benefits plans. This includes most retirement plans and…

19 Feb, 2019

Judge Dismisses ERISA Lawsuit Against Georgetown University

According to reporting from Bloomberg Law, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit…

12 Feb, 2019
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Four Mistakes that Could Hurt Your Long Term Disability Appeal

Was your long term disability claim recently denied? If so, you are not necessarily out of luck and you are certainly not alone. You have the right to…

25 Dec, 2018
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Illinois Federal Judge: Church Plans Exempt From ERISA Regulations

According to reporting from Bloomberg BNA, Judge Staci M. Yandle has ruled in favor of OSF Healthcare System, a large not-for-profit Catholic healthcare corporation, in an ERISA lawsuit.…

11 Dec, 2018
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Handling an Independent Medical Exam

Many long-term disability insurers are resistant to pay out benefits. Often, they suspect that claimants are exaggerating their injuries, and one technique for challenging claims is to request…

27 Nov, 2018