P&C Partner Terry Coleman Cited in Law360 Article: “NFL Disability Plan Flouted Court Order, Ex-Player’s Atty Says”

Law360, by Ryan Boysen Claiming he’d “never seen anything like it,” an attorney for an injured former NFL player told a California federal court Thursday that the league’s disability program flouted Ninth Circuit precedent and a federal judge’s earlier directive when it denied his client’s request for benefits in a shadowy “sham”

Pillsbury & Coleman delivers punishing hit to the NFL

Another key victory in NFL veteran’s bad faith lawsuit for disability denial The National Football League is a powerful opponent. Most plaintiffs get bulldozed when they line up against the NFL. So it was a huge win when a federal court ruled that the league had abused its discretion in denying the

What are Employment Retirement Income Security Act violations?

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a piece of federal legislation that aims to protect most private-sector employees’ rights to their retirement or pension, health insurance, and any profit-sharing plans. Certain workers’ entitlements to these benefits are protected under ERISA. The federal government maintains oversight of covered plans and also

Coronavirus (COVID-19) -Related Insurance Claims

The magnitude of personal loss and disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic is escalating each day. We are here to help with what we do best – making sure that insurance companies are held accountable for losses sustained by individuals and their businesses during this pandemic. Here is how we can help

Does ERISA protect your retirement if your employer goes under?

There’s a popular aphorism that advises people not to put all of their eggs in one basket. That advice can apply to many different scenarios in life. From a financial standpoint, not putting all of your eggs in one basket could be advice that reminds you to diversify your investments and not

An insurance denial is not the end

You try to use your long-term disability insurance, but you get denied. Since you know you are disabled, you’re shocked. Is this all you can do? Is that the end of it? It’s not. Appeals are possible and even common. You may be able to make multiple appeals. Do not assume you are out

Your rights under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Retirement plans are extremely important for ensuring that all workers are financially secure for their entire lives. Many workers know that they are putting aside funds for retirement, but they often do not have a lot of information about their plans. This is why the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was