A class action is a type of lawsuit that can be brought against an insurance company whose actions have damaged a group of people in a similar way. One person who has been injured may bring a class action on behalf of everyone who has been harmed. Our law firm has resolved a class action against one of the world’s largest disability insurance companies as a result of unfair claims handling practices. Class action lawsuits have very strict criteria that must be met in order for the suit to survive. It is common, however, after the action has been started for many other injured people to join the class action lawsuit and become class members.
Several long-term disability class action lawsuits have been filed over the past 20 years against Unum alleging the company has purposely denied disability benefits or terminated claims of disabled policyholders.
Please contact us if you have a potential disability insurance class action that you think would benefit multiple policy holder that are similarly situated.