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This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to a plaintiff’s attempts to seal a complaint seeking disability benefits, an administrator’s uncommunicated decision to discontinue its investigation into certain medical conditions, an administrator’s loss of the deferential standard of review for...
This month’s Friday Five explores two recent decisions that discuss limitations on benefits when both physical disability and disability arising from mental illness are alleged, whether remand of a claim by the court constitutes a new appeal or a continuation of the previous appeal, whether an order...
Current Issues in Insurance Regulation 2023 The 33nd annual program on Current Issues in Insurance Regulation features regional and national leaders exploring topical issues of importance to the insurance industry, with opportunities for questions and interaction with the faculty. As in prior...
This month’s Friday Five explores recent decisions that reflect the precise nature of rules and definitions in the context of ERISA claims. For example, effective dates of CFR code provisions and contractually defined limitation periods can draw specific points on the timeline of a case. Similarly...
Saul Ewing attorneys discuss recent trends in Title and Policy Coverage Claims in this program, which is geared toward title insurance claims counsel and managers. This virtual presentation will address topics such as: What's New and What's Still the Same in Title and Policy Coverage Claims...
Jim Gkonos, Counsel at Saul Ewing, will be speaking at the FORC Complimentary Insurance Seminar on March 23, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, 320 Jefferson St., Park Suite (2nd Floor), Louisville, KY. Jim's topic will be "ESG - Where are We, and What is Next?" The seminar features Commissioners...
This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to discovery in ERISA benefits cases, an appellate court strictly interpreting ERISA regulatory deadlines, a district court authorizing an ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claim based on alleged misrepresentations from an employer, another district court...
This month’s Friday Five explores recent decisions that illustrate the importance of the administrative record built by a claims administrator, and the impact that the depth and thoroughness of the record will have on litigation over claims decisions. Whether reviewing claims under the de novo...
This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to augmentation of the administrative record following new rationales, attempted alternative ERISA causes of action, untimely ERISA claims, plans governed by ERISA even in the absence of a written plan document, and the limited weight given to residual...
Stephanie Denker, an Associate at Saul Ewing, LLP, will be speaking at the ARIAS Fall Conference on November 4, 2022. This session, Rapid Fire Case Presentations, was such a success in years past, it's being brought back for 2022! Hear from five presenters as they compete to convince the audience...
This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to the interpretation of time periods for claims under life insurance and disability plans, a situation where three separate administrators handled a disability benefits claim (but came to different decisions), the Eleventh Circuit’s parsing of...
Property insurers faced with COVID-19 related claims for business income losses can take comfort in the recent trend of most appellate courts to find in favor of insurers that have denied coverage based on policy language requiring direct physical loss or damage. What You Need to Know: Many...
This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to interpretation of ambiguous policy terms, evaluation of claimant’s expert witness, inclusion of law firms as appropriate parties from whom plan administrators may seek equitable relief, transfer of cases from the claimant’s choice of venue, and...
This month’s Friday Five addresses cases considering: (1) whether monetary relief in the amount of lost benefits is an available remedy for breach of fiduciary duty; (2) the validity of an ex-spouse’s beneficiary designation that contradicts a subsequent divorce decree; (3) if waiver of a pre...
This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to interpretation of regulatory deadlines, the enforceability of discretionary clauses, circuit courts going both ways on appeals from summary judgment rulings in favor of plans, and a benefits award for a former professional football player where the...
ATHLETICS RISK MANAGEMENT Saul Ewing attorneys Amy Piccola, Andrea Brockway and Tricia Duffy, along with Sam Swartout of United Educators, will speak at the University & College Insurance Consortium (UCIC) 11th Annual Safety Leadership Conference on June 14th on the topic of Athletics Risk...