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Reduce costs and delays, improve outcomes in disability insurance litigation

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 9:33 AM | By James Cameron

Typical long-term disability (LTD) litigation is a lengthy, expensive mess, marked by largely irrelevant pleadings, disputes with respect to documents, protracted discoveries and acrimonious mediation — leading frequently to settlement on the courthouse steps.

By way of contrast, it’s very possible — in conjunction with responsible insurance counsel — to settle cases with minimal or no pleadings and on the basis of a few phone calls.

While not all cases are amenable to early settlement, lawyers have a professional responsibility to look at new methods of...