Quadrino Schwartz obtained an important decision in one of the three class actions spearheaded by the firm. In this class action, we pursued a reassessment of all claims denied or terminated by UnumProvident under insurance policies issued by New York Life, John Hancock Life, The Equitable, National Life of Vermont, General American Life, and others. These other companies hired UnumProvident to administer their entire book of disability claims and, subsequently, make those claims decisions. UnumProvident used the same illegal claims practices in denying and terminating these claims as they did with their own claims as issued by Paul Revere, UnumProvident, and Unum.
Based upon the insurance company's prior conduct, Quadrino Schwartz fought for the preservation of additional evidence that was not saved in the other pending class actions. The insurance company fought the effort, but Quadrino Schwartz won the battle. The decision was recently featured on the front page of The New York Law Journal (3/28/2005), highlighted as a “Decision of Interest” and the full text version of the decision was included. See Quadrino Schwartz Court Decisions for more information.