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Appeals court rules against Boeing, Aetna in benefits dispute

John Revak Jun. 1, 2017, 12:53pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a district court ruling that upheld insurance company Aetna’s decision to cancel a former Boeing employee's long-term disability benefits because she allegedly met the criteria for the plan’s discretionary “mental health exception.”

Yale retains U.S. News' ranking as top law school

John Severance Apr. 7, 2017, 2:12pm

The magazine U.S. News and World Report has been ranking law schools for 23 years. And in those 23 years, there is only one law school that has reigned supreme: Yale Law School.

Former Aetna manager claims the company's self-funded plan wrongly terminated her benefits

Wadi Reformado Apr. 2, 2017, 10:40pm

LOS ANGELES — An Aetna employee is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company doing business as Aetna Inc. Self-Funded Group Plan, and other individuals with the insurer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Video Reporter Inc. alleged to owe more than $400,000 to Xerox

Wadi Reformado Jan. 16, 2017, 7:01am

LOS ANGELES – A Canoga Park business is alleged to have defaulted on an agreement with Xerox.

Court case says tampon tax is discriminatory

JoAnn Seltzer Oct. 24, 2016, 12:02am

SAN FRANCISCO – California has been taxing tampons and sanitary napkins for years, classifying them as “luxury” items, while labeling items like Viagra and Lubriderm lotion as” medical necessities. Now the court is being asked to change that classification.

Optician alleges she is entitled to disability benefits from Aetna Life

Wadi Reformado Oct. 18, 2016, 2:26pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County optician alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

SMG Long Term Disability Plan alleged to have wrongfully denied benefits

Wadi Reformado Jul. 26, 2016, 2:26pm

SACRAMENTO – A doctor alleges he was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

Woman alleges Hartford Life wrongfully denied benefits

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2016, 12:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An Alameda County woman alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

San Benito woman accuses Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. of breach of contract

Wadi Reformado Apr. 29, 2016, 2:13pm

SAN JOSE – A San Benito County woman alleges that her insurance company wrongfully terminated her benefits.

Woman alleges Wal-Mart, bank repeatedly called her in an attempt to reach another person

Wadi Reformado Apr. 25, 2016, 9:53am

SACRAMENTO – A Bakersfield woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against a retailer and a financial institution over allegations of telephone harassment.

Man alleges disability benefits were wrongfully terminated

Wadi Reformado Apr. 18, 2016, 5:51pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A former Ralcorp Holdings employee alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Man alleges Aetna denied coverage for daughter's treatment

Wadi Reformado Mar. 27, 2016, 3:24am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Cook County, Illinois man alleges that his employer's insurance company did not cover medical treatment his daughter needed for a mental health condition.

Man seeks coverage of son's medical treatment

Wadi Reformado Mar. 24, 2016, 11:01pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A father is suing his insurance company over the alleged denial of benefits for his son's medical treatments.

Mother files suit against insurance company seeking benefits for son's treatment

Wadi Reformado Mar. 23, 2016, 3:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Santa Clara County woman and her son are suing an insurance company alleging it wrongfully underscored the son's condition and denied plan benefits.

Employee sues AT&T over alleged violation of ERISA

Wadi Reformado Mar. 20, 2016, 8:09pm

CALIFORNIA — A former employee is suing AT&T services Inc., the nonbargained program of the AT&T pension benefit plan, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Woman alleges Aetna terminated benefits after 10 years

Wadi Reformado Mar. 17, 2016, 2:51pm

LOS ANGELES – A flight attendant is suing her insurance company alleging that it wrongfully terminated her benefits.

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. accused of breach of contract

The Northern California Record Mar. 3, 2016, 10:18pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman is suing a Connecticut-based insurance company claiming breach of contract in its denial of long-term disability benefits.

Texas man accuses Porsche of fraud

The Northern California Record Feb. 18, 2016, 5:43am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a car manufacturer alleging that it knowingly violated U.S. environmental law by putting a "defeat device" in its cars that would temporarily reduce emissions in order to pass inspection.

Aetna seeks to remove case to federal court

Carrie Bradon Jan. 31, 2016, 8:04pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Aetna Health and Life Insurance Co. is seeking a removal of a case alleging it denied payment of services.