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Mark DeBofsky to speak on disability to myasthenia gravis organization

Mark DeBofsky has been invited to speak to Conquer Myasthenia Gravis, an advocacy organization supporting individuals diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southeastern Wisconsin.  DeBofsky will speak on March 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. CST on the topic “MG: Navigating the Disability Benefits Maze.”  The talk will cover topics related to workplace accommodations […]

Mark DeBofsky gives NACLE lecture on ERISA Litigation

Mark DeBofsky recently recorded a lecture for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education (“NACLE”) titled “Issues Unique to Litigating Long Term Disability Claims.”  The one-hour CLE program covers legal, medical, and vocational issues that frequently arise in course of litigating long-term disability insurance claims and that are unique to such claims.  For more information, […]

Successful argument for a favorable de novo standard of review

In Hampton v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 2020 WL 5946967 (N.D. Ill. October 7, 2020), DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C. successfully argued for the application of the de novo standard of review to an insurance claim dispute originating under The Boeing’s Company’s Master Welfare Plan. Although the benefits plan contained language […]

Casciari to speak on benefit claims at ABA ERISA Basics

Marie E. Casciari will be speaking at the ABA JCEB ERISA Basics National Institute, presented virtually, from December 7-10, 2020 on the following two panels: “Benefit Claims – Part I: Administrative Procedures” and “Benefit Claims – Part II: Litigation Overview.” https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/403621552/