Jewell vs. Life Insurance Company of America Year 2007 Court U.S. Supreme Court Case Number 07-1121 Issue ERISA State United States Denial of disability benefits; ERISA preemption and standard of review. Related Docs Jewel-v-Life-Insurance.pdf Author UP's brief was written pro bono by Eugene R. Anderson, Esq. of Anderson Kill & Olick, PC. Of Counsel: Amy Bach, Esq. Related Cases Barber, James vs. Unum Life Insurance Company of America Year: 2003 Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit Case Number: 03-4363 Issue: ERISA State: Pennsylvania ERISA should not preempt state insurance laws. Denmark vs. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Year: 2005 Court: Massachusetts District Court Case Number: 05-2877 Issue: ERISAObjective evidence of disability State: Massachusetts Anti-consumer and anti-policyholder affects of denying coverage in disability cases involving both a disease that is difficult to document objectively and an overwhelming amount of medical evidence that favors a finding of complete disability. Long term care insurance companies are sometimes permitted too much discretion… Gilbert, Bill vs. Alta Health & Life Insurance and Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Year: 2001 Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit Case Number: 01-10829-GG Issue: ERISA State: Alabama Scope of ERISA preemption after Unum Life Insurance v. Ward. United Policyholders argued that remedial state statutes regulate insurance and should not be pre-empted by ERISA. Glanton (Alcoa) and Mackner vs. AdvancePCS Health, LP Year: 2003 Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Case Number: 04-15328 Issue: ERISA State: Arizona Participants and Beneficiaries suing on behalf of an ERISA plan under 502(a) (2) should be able to seek money from the plan in the same manner as a fiduciary. Petition for rehearing.