Monthly Archives: July 2016

MetLife v. Glenn, Hogan-Cross, and Outside Consultants

Life Insurance Ramifications of DNA Sequencing

In assessing life insurance claims, insurers routinely use “independent” or “outside” consultants to substantiate their positions. When litigation arises, discovery into these individuals typically centers on their compensation. Trief & Olk recently had success arguing that beyond plain compensation figures, the number of claims reviewed and subsequent denial statistics were integral in evaluating potential biases.