Michigan Federal Judge Says Prejudgment Interest Owed For Wrongful Benefits Denial

Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 4:11 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — On remand from the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a Michigan federal judge on Sept. 29 ordered a disability insurer to calculate the amount of prejudgment interest it owes to the estate of a disability claimant for the time period of July 2002 through September 2016 after determining that prejudgment interest is warranted based on the insurer’s wrongful denial of benefits (Todd R. Rochow, et al. v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 04-73628, E.D. Mich.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134229)....
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