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Insurer’s bid to use videotape to halt disability benefits finds no takers

Surveillance may sometimes be a useful tool in detecting potential insurance fraud. In a recent California case, however, video surveillance obtained by a disability insurer was insufficient to convince a judge that it correctly decided to terminate an insured’s benefit payments. The case of Fleming v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 2018 WL 6133859 […]

Insurer sent packing with travel argument

What does the term “own occupation” mean in disability insurance coverage? The answer to that question was recently provided by a federal court in New Jersey. The case of Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 2017 WL 4786562 (D. N.J., Oct. 23, 2017), involved Christopher Patterson, who became disabled in 2007 following spine surgery and […]