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Category: Litigation

Consequential Damages Now Available in New York

Litigation News Consequential Damages

New York has always been a regressive State for insurance claims. Not any more. On February 19, 2008, New York's highest Court issued a decision in Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co. of New York that dramatically changed the legal landscape. An insured can now assert a claim against an Insurance Lawyer New York company for violation of an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Therefore, if an insured can establish that the insurance company denial was in bad faith or that there was no reasonable basis for the denial, the insured can recover not only the insurance benefits at issue, but also reasonably foreseeable damages.

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CIGNA's Claims Manual is Not Confidential

Litigation News Insurers Discovery CIGNA Claims Manual

If CIGNA, or one of its subsidiaries, denies your long term disability claim, you should send a request to CIGNA demanding a copy of its claims manual. You should ask for it by name; CIGNA calls its claims manual "The Book of Operating Knowledge."

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Claimant Suffering from Bipolar Disorder Allowed to File Lawsuit as "John Doe"

Litigation News Hartford

A claimant suffering from bipolar disorder may bring a Lawsuit Disability New York under a fictitious name in order to preserve his privacy. Riemer Hess convinced the federal district court in New Jersey to allow our client to serve as the lead plaintiff in a class action, using the name "John Doe" instead of his real name. Our client was very concerned that if he used his real name that he would be stigmatized as having bipolar disorder, causing him embarrassment and preventing him from working in the future. The Court agreed, holding:

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