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Book Review: ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book 2013

I recently received an inquiry from the Practicing Law Institute asking whether I would be interested in reviewing a new book, ERISA Benefits Litigation Answer Book 2013, by Craig C. Martin and Amanda S. Amert. I googled the authors and discovered that they are partners at Jenner & Block, a firm of approximately 450 lawyers. […]

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ERISA Claimants’ Counsel’s Tactics Don’t Always Work

As anyone familiar with ERISA litigation knows, the disabled worker’s counsel has very few arrows in his quiver. The record that the court reviews is the file maintained by the claims administrator, usually an insurance company. Often, the lawyer doesn’t see the record until all deadlines to supplement it have lapsed. This happens when a […]

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Are ERISA Policies Subsidized by Social Security?

Don’t you think it strange that Congress provided that if an injured worker is eligible for both workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits, Social Security may offset its payments by the amount of workers’ compensation, yet there is no such provision regarding ERISA benefits?  If you are entitled to ERISA disability benefits and Social Security, […]

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