There is an elaborate scheme set out in § 1132 of the ERISA statute for enforcing rights under the statute through civil actions. With respect to participants and beneficiaries seeking civil enforcement of ERISA disability benefits, the most important remedy is set out at section 1132 (a)(1)(B), which empowers a participant or beneficiary to bring a civil action “to recover … Read More
Here at The Law Offices of Terrence A. Low and Anthony J. Canata, we strive to reach the timeliest and best possible outcomes for our clients. This means being aware of the details that affect the cases we handle so that we can take the right steps at the appropriate time.
Have you been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident recently? Make sure you familiarize yourself with the laws of the State of Massachusetts regarding liability, so you know when or where to file a claim or a legal complaint. A personal injury lawyer can enlighten you on two concepts in the state that are sometimes confused with each other: … Read More
Do you know that there is a law that imposes a time frame in which injury claims can be filed? This law is called the statute of limitations, and it applies to both criminal and civil actions. Its purpose is to prevent stale and fraudulent claims from being filed after certain facts have become obscured or evidence has been lost … Read More
A potential client comes to your office and says, “I was working for a large corporation that offered me a disability benefit plan. I have been paying for that plan for 15 years, and a few months ago I was diagnosed with MS and now I can’t work. I applied for my benefits and the insurance company underwriting the plan … Read More
A Biogen Inc. employee appealed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals a federal district court decision upholding an insurer’s denial of his long term disability benefits and imposing only a $5,000 penalty for failure to provide the policy agreement to him upon request, asking the court to overturn the district court’s decision on benefits and to impose a stiffer … Read More