Depositions and Discovery in Wrongfully Denied Long Term Disability Claim
The ability to take depositions in the long term disability cases is, unfortunately, limited. That allows of insurance companies like LINA to hide the conflict of interest in its reasons for denying disability benefits.
For example, Medhav-Harahwaj is a repeat offender. Ms. Harahwaj has never seen a long term disability claim that she could pay.
Fortunately, the court agreed that in Alleen V Lina Ms. Harahwaj could be deposed on topics including LINA’s internal growth procedures, or if LINA took steps to promote accuracy in its claim’s administration, the actual review of the claim filed, whether LINA had a history of large claims denial, statistical information regarding the outcome of claims submitted to LINA’s reviewers, LINA’s claims policies including policies that encouraged or organized and steps to limit the potential policy and promote accuracy.
Furthermore, the court found that LINA had been able to produce Ms. Harahwaj’s personnel file, including documentation regarding her compensation, performance evaluations and employee reviews.
Congratulations to Judge Shoop whose order will shine a bright light on Ms. Harahwaj’s claim’s denial practices.
If you are a LINA policy holder who’s claim has been denied or dismissed or been assigned to Ms. Harahwaj, contact long term disability claims attorney Nancy Cavey.