Monthly Archives: October 2018
The Chicago Law Bulletin Publishing Company selected Jennifer Danish as one of the 40 Under Forty Attorneys to Watch out of more than 1,500 nominations for attorneys throughout Illinois. Lawyers nominating her cite her hard work and: “What distinguishes Jennifer is her passion and genuine desire to help our clients through the difficult maze of federal and private disability claims.” Digital copy of the publication is available: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/LBSpecialSections/
If you are suffering from a disability and have had your benefits claim denied by your private disability insurer, then you may be entitled to bring an action against your insurer — whether your insurance coverage was purchased individually or provided as part of an employer-sponsored plan. Insurers are often quite aggressive in denying private disability benefits. In many cases, the insurer understands that if they deny a “difficult” or “ambiguous” benefits claim for which they can provide a reasonable justification, a number of claimants will simply refrain from any further attempts to secure their rightful benefits. This strategy saves […]
United States Magistrate Judge David E. Jones of the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a Decision and Order on September 26, 2018 awarding disability benefits. Attorney of record for Plaintiff is Jennifer Danish. EDWARD PIOTROWSKI, Plaintiff, v. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Deputy Comm’r of Operations, Soc. Sec. Admin., Defendant., 17-CV-1286, 2018 WL 4616457 (E.D. Wis. Sept. 26, 2018).
United States District Judge Sara Darrow of the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, issued an Order on September 21, 2018 granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment in so far as it sought a remand. Campbell v. Berryhill, No. 2:17-cv-02036-SLD-EIL (C.D. Ill. Sept. 21, 2018).
Insured Succeeds Against MetLife Even Under Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review in the Seventh CircuitOct 3, 2018 | Blog | Share
By: Stephen A. Jackson Hennen v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 17-3080, 2018 WL 4376994 (7th Cir. Sept. 14, 2018). Hennen worked as a sales specialist for NCR when she sought treatment for a back injury. She was covered under her employer’s long-term disability plan insured by MetLife. When physical therapy and surgery failed to resolve her injury Hennen applied for LTD benefits under the plan. Acting as the administrator, MetLife agreed Hennen was disabled and paid benefits for two years. However, the plan had a two-year limit for neuromusculoskeletal disorders subject to several exceptions, one applies to radiculopathy. Hennen argued […]