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Tippitt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.

Practice Area: Employee benefits

Outcome: Reported decision

Description: This case resulted in a favorable reported decision from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court rejected a reading of disability policies which would unfairly deny a broad class of claims, and adopted a more practical, realistic analysis of competitive employment for analyzing disability claims. Among other things, we convinced the court to reinforce the notion that work requires the ability to perform one's duties consistently, on the employer's schedule, a concept all too frequently overlooked in insurance company claim denials.

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