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TYPES OF DAMAGES - General damages - Categories of - Emotional and mental distress - Exemplary or punitive damages

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 8:29 AM  

Action by the plaintiff for damages for mental distress and punitive damages against the defendant insurer. The plaintiff was insured under a group disability insurance policy issued by the defendant. The plaintiff became totally disabled from her employment as a paralegal in June 2011 due to psychiatric illness, including a panic disorder, anxiety and depression. After a series of denials and appeals, despite medical evidence in support of the plaintiff's condition, the plaintiff's claim for Own Occupation benefits was allowed in November 2012. In July 2013,...