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Robert Reins Pohls

Robert Pohls’s Legal Cases

16 total


  • Estate of Grant v. State Farm Life Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Won on motion for summary judgment
    Description:
    Established that life insurer has no duty to investigate a possible death claim until a legal representative is appointed for the beneficiary-estate.
  • Beckstrand v. Electronic Arts Group Long Term Disability Plan

    Practice Area:
    Employee Benefits
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Established limits on post-Abatie discovery in ERISA benefits litigation involving a structural conflict of interest.
  • Starr-Gordon v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Settled after favorable ruling on motion for summary adjudication.
    Description:
    Obtained the Eastern District of California’s first dismissal of representative claims for unfair competition under Prop 64.
  • Magsayo v. Primerica Life Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Outcome:
    Won on motion for summary judgment.
    Description:
    Established that the “disclosed principal” rule required the dismissal of a policyholder’s claim of agent misconduct in connection with the sale of a life insurance policy.
  • Borsuk v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Established that California DOI cannot properly be joined to destroy diversity in disability income insurance claims litigation.
  • GE Capital Assurance Co. v. Golden

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Successfully prosecuted California’s first-known litigated case involving the rescission of a long term care insurance policy.
  • Miranda v. AFLAC

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    Defense arbitration award.
    Description:
    Obtained an order compelling an insurance agent to arbitrate claims of alleged sexual harassment against an insurance broker who did not sign the agent’s arbitration agreement.
  • Yudnich v. The Harvest Life Insurance Co.

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    Successfully defended the first-known litigated case in California involving suitability and the sale of long term care insurance.
  • Congress of California Seniors v. Quackenbush

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    Defense judgment after court trial.
    Description:
    Expanded California’s market for long term care insurance by establishing California DOI’s authority to approve of tax-qualified long term care insurance policies.
  • AMEX Life Assurance Co. v. Superior Court (Slome Capital)

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Filed an amicus curiae brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of a life and health insurance trade association regarding the “imposter defense.”