Award Of Attorney Fees Denied; Claimant’s Arguments Were Reasonable, Judge Says
Mealey's (September 28, 2016, 1:39 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A disability insurer is not entitled to recoup $40,000 in attorney fees because the disability claimant’s arguments were reasonable and not so lacking in merit as to justify an award of attorney fees, an Illinois federal judge said Sept. 27 (Donna Geiger v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 15-3791, N.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131807).
(Opinion available. Document #17-161010-011Z.)
Donna Geiger filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Aetna Life Insurance Co., seeking a declaratory judgment...