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Health and Disability & Life Insurance Committee Newsletter - Fall 2020

The Northern District of Texas Reaffirms the Right to Rely on an Opinion by a Non-Treating Specialist in ERISA Long-Term Disability Cases, by Adam Reich and Katie Derrig - In Ingerson v. Principal Life Ins. Co., No. 2:18-CV-227-Z-BR, 2020 WL 3118693(N.D. Tex. June 12, 2020), an ERISA-governed long-term disability case, the U.S.District Court for the Northern District of Texas reaffirmed Fifth Circuit precedent allowing for independent physicians to give expert testimony based on their review of medical records rather than requiring them to examine a claimant personally.

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