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Mark A. Nation is a civil trial lawyer who limits his practice to wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance cases. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose members must have settled one or...MORE

Category Archives: Short Term Disability

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Court Rules on Definition of “Disabled” in an ERISA Disability Policy

Posted in Disability, ERISA, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability
Recently, we prevailed in federal court on a contract interpretation issue under an ERISA short term disability insurance policy.  Due to an illness, our client could not perform some of the essential duties of her job. She could perform some of her duties, she just couldn’t perform them all. Our client filed a claim for STD benefits … Continue Reading

Lawsuit for Disability Benefits Filed on Behalf of a Veterinarian

Posted in Disability, Short Term Disability
My client is a veterinarian who became disabled due to cancer and the subsequent grueling treatments.  Her disability insurance carrier is New York Life.  Although New York Life has not technically denied the claim they might as well have.  Instead of quickly processing the claim, their claims administrator has repeatedly requested the same information time and again.  Once … Continue Reading

Administrative Appeals for Disability Benefits

Posted in Disability, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability
The Nation Law Firm recently filed an administrative appeal for certain disability benefits under the terms of the Harris Corporation Disability Plan. Plaintiff was successful in this appeal and benefits were reinstated. The Nation Law Firm recently handled an administrative appeal under an ERISA plan against Principal Life Insurance Company. Plaintiff prevailed in the appeal … Continue Reading

Lawsuits filed for Disability Benefits

Posted in Disability, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability
We recently filed a lawsuit seeking certain short term disability benefits under the terms of the Federal Express Short Term Disability Plan. Litigation continues.  We also recently filed suit seeking short term disability benefits under the terms of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Short Term Disability Plan. Plaintiff was an employee of … Continue Reading