California Federal Judge Says Denial Of Benefits Was Not Reasonable

(January 8, 2016, 10:33 AM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — Because the evidence presented during a bench trial does not support that a disability insurer’s denial of a long-term disability claim was reasonable, a California federal judge on Dec. 18 granted judgment in favor of the disability claimant (Felanice L. Yancy v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Co., No. 14-9803, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172233).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160111-004Z.)

United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. issued a group long-term disability (LTD) policy to Felanice Yancy’s former employer, AeroVironment Inc. (AVI). The...
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