AETNA Life Insurance

AETNA Success Stories

ERISA Cases

  • Case: LeGras v. AETNA Life Ins. Co.
  • Synopsis: Participant brought action under ERISA against long-term disability plan and his employer, challenging denial of application for long-term disability benefits. Defendants moved for judgment on the pleadings on ground that participant failed to exhaust his administrative remedies by timely filing administrative appeal of denial. The United States District Court for the Central District of California, granted motion. Participant appealed
  • Outcome: Reversed and Remanded The Court of Appeals, Circuit Judge, in a matter of apparent first impression, held that under ERISA federal common law, 180-day period for participant to file administrative appeal of denial was extended from ending day of Saturday to following Monday, and thus participant timely exhausted administrative remedies by mailing appeal on Monday.

Client Testimonials

  • “I interviewed several lawyers and decided on Corinne Chandler at Kantor & Kantor. She was able to reverse the insurer's decision on the first appeal, without the need to get into litigation. She literally saved me from financial ruin. I couldn't recomm”

    - Jackie T.
  • “They go above and beyond and I can’t thank them enough. Having a legal case pending is an extremely stressful thing, especially when one has a disability. Having people who care on your team makes all the difference”

    - Cory B.
  • “In battling for disability benefits, they're versed in my illness which makes them not only better suited to help but empathetic to my difficulties as well.”

    - Perry N.

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