Monthly Archives January 2018

Disability Cases Under the ERISA Statute

DISABILITY CASES UNDER THE ERISA STATUTE ERISA litigation can be challenging. You don’t get a jury – your case is generally heard by a federal judge. There is usually no live witness testimony – your case is generally heard on what is called a closed administrative record, meaning only the documents the administrator has upon making a final decision to deny your claim. Finally, there is a concept called standard of review, which means how the federal judge reviews that administrative record. There are two forms of standard of review: de novo review – “novo” is Latin for “new,” so
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