I represent a plaintiff who sued Unum after it terminated her long term disability (“LTD”) benefits in the absence of any improvement in her medical condition. Unum rejected all of the opinions of my client’s doctors in favor of its in house doctors.
Unum reinstated my clients LTD benefits right before trial, and then argued that the plaintiff was not entitled to attorney fees. Yesterday, not only did the court award attorney fees that were four times the amount of the wrongfully withheld LTD benefits, but the court also awarded paralegal fees, costs that included legal research charges, and $7,120.58 in prejudgment interest.
Hopefully, this case will make Unum think twice about employing the same tactics in other cases.Previous Next
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