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The 9th Circuit Upholds California’s Prohibition of Insurance Policy Discretionary Clauses

In Orzechowski v. The Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, et al., Case No. 14-55919 (9th Cir. May 11, 2017), the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s decision based on the district court’s failure to apply the correct standard of review.  At issue was the applicability of California’s ban on discretionary clauses.  Under California’s Insurance…

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This Story has Bad Faith Written all Over it

Todd and Jane Pierce were a middle-aged couple from Colstrip, Montana who spent nine years struggling and supporting each other through Todd’s fight with cancer.  Todd was diagnosed with skin cancer in his nasal cavity, but luckily, treatments were effective and Todd was able to become cancer-free within two years.  In order to “rebuild his…

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GMA Helps 7-Eleven Employee’s Family Get Life Insurance After 9-Month Battle

By CHRIS CUOMO and GERRY WAGSCHAL – Good Morning America – Jan. 7, 2009 Click for story and video: 7-Eleven Employee’s Family Get Life Insurance Federal Law Shields Insurers and Third-Party Administrators From Punitive Damages Lawsuits Buying life insurance through an employer seems easy enough. About one-third of Americans get their life insurance that way…

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