Court cites First Unum’s deception in granting attorney’s claim for disability benefits

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals cited First Unum’s deception as one of the grounds for granting an attorney’s claim for long term disability insurance benefits. In McCauley v First Unum the Court the Court cited several isntances of biased and deceptive claims review in granting McCauley’s claim for disability benefits.

In an important decision the Court analyzed the claim under the new standard set forth by the Supreme Court in Metlife v Glenn. The Court cited in detail First Unum’s history of deceptive claims handling and abusive tactics in reversing the denial decision.