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Jan 8, 2015 ... Schexnayder v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 600 F.3d 465, 468 (5th Cir.2010 ). Because the Plan gave Reliance Standard discretion to determine benefit ... While Baker does explain that appellate courts review district court decisions in the ERISA context de novo and draw all inferences in favor of the ...


May 24, 2010 ... On May 24, the Supreme Court decided Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 09-448, holding that the ERISA fee-shifting provision contained in 29 U.S.C. § 1132(g)(1) does not require a claimant to be the " prevailing party," but only to have achieved some degree of success on the merits.


May 24, 2010 ... In August 2003, Hardt sought long-term disability benefits from Dan River's Group Long-Term Disability Insurance Program Plan (Plan). Dan River administers the Plan, which is subject to ERISA, but respondent Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company decides whether a claimant qualifies for benefits ...


Sep 7, 2016 ... Okuno v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co. Page 2 appeals, Okuno brought a claim pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. (ERISA). 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B). The district court found in favor of Reliance on cross motions for judgment on the administrative record. On appeal, Okuno asserts ...


A summary and case brief of DiDonato v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents.


Apr 26, 2010 ... A Virginia federal district court remanded Bridget Hardt's claim for long-term disability benefits from Reliance Standard Life Insurance ("Reliance"). The court asked Reliance to reconsider its denial of Ms. Hardt's claim. Upon remand and after Ms. Hardt presented new evidence, Reliance changed its earlier ...


Life Insurance, Breach of Fiduciary Duties, ERISA Fiduciary: Rainey v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Order on Remedies, No. 3:13-CV-0612, 2014 WL 7156517 (M.D. Tenn. Dec.15, 2014). Rainey v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Order adopting R&R, No. 3:13-CV-0612, 2014 WL 4979335 (M.D. Tenn.


Roy Law is the only Northwest law firm solely dedicated to fighting disability insurance companies like Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company against wrongful long-term disability insurance claim denials. Reliance Standard sells group and private long-term disability insurance policies throughout Washington State, ...


Chamblin v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 168 F. Supp. 2d 1168 (N.D. Cal. 2001) case opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.