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Dancing Hamster Arrested On Insurance Fraud Charges
Posted on 11 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles, known as one of the dancing hamsters in Kia commercials, was arrested on insurance fraud charges related to his alleged fraudulent collection of state disability insurance benefits. Barnes is suspected of deceiving his doctors... Read More

Disability Insurance Community Combs Through New Health Acts
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Allison Bell

By Allison Bell, SENIOR EDITOR/WEB EDITOR, National Underwriter Life & Health. When President Obama signed the two big health bills into law in March, he may have changed the U.S. disability insurance market in ways that providers, producers and... Read More

Staying Up To Date
Posted on 1 Sep 2007 by Steve Berstler

It pays to keep the information you use on a daily basis up to date. An Arkansas federal judge recently said a job description in an outdated Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) should not have been used to determine whether a worker who developed... Read More

Federal Court Rejects as "Unconscionable" First UNUM's Argument in Disability Insurance Coverage Dispute
Posted on 30 Sep 2009 by Michael J. Lane

On August 18, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, rejected First UNUM's attempt to reargue an important disability insurance coverage case, John E. McCauley v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., in which the U.S. Court of... Read More

A person must be under the ongoing care of physician to claim disability benefits
Posted on 20 Nov 2008 by Michael Thomas

The Plaintiff's claim for past disability benefits was dismissed on the basis of a limitation defence and her claim for ongoing disability benefits was dismissed as the Plaintiff was not under the regular and personal care of a physician. Andreychuk... Read More

John Dubreuil on Arnold v Florida's Blood Ctrs, Inc.
Posted on 6 Sep 2007 by John Dubreuil

Arnold v. Florida 's Blood Ctrs., Inc., 949 So. 2d 242 ( Fla. 1st DCA Jan. 24, 2007), provides that an employee may collect temporary partial disability after she leaves her employment because her employer declines to continue her employment under... Read More