long term disability benefits

The claimant seeking long term disability benefits under your ERISA Plan was found to be disabled by the Social Security Administration.

Does that automatically mean the claimant is entitled to disability benefits under the ERISA Plan? No, but you must explain why you are taking a position different from the Social Security Administration.  Met

Are claims manuals “confidential business information” or “trade secrets” entitled to a protective order restricting dissemination?  YES

Can the Plaintiff’s attorney keep the claims manual for use on another case?  NO.

Here’s the recent opinion issued in Takata v. Hartford Comprehensive Benefit Service Company and Battelle Memorial Institute, __ F.Supp. 2d __ (E. D.