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Wilmington ERISA Attorneys

If you have an insurance policy through your employer, it is likely a group plan. Such insurance plans and benefits are governed under the federal ERISA statute (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act).

If you have exhausted other methods of obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled, it could be time to consider filing an ERISA lawsuit. At Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, our Wilmington ERISA lawyers handle lawsuits involving group plan employee benefits such as:

  • Disability benefits (short-term and long-term disability)
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • Summary plan benefits for those being laid off
  • Severance packages
  • Life insurance benefits

Effective Counsel For Clients Throughout Delaware

If you are considering filing a lawsuit to recover the benefits you need and deserve, we will guide you through each step. To do so, we must first comply with the strict ERISA rules, timelines and requirements. This includes appealing a denied claim first, a process which could take more than six months. We must make sure we go through each possible step for a nonjudicial remedy before a federal ERISA lawsuit is allowed.

Part of our job prior to initiating the lawsuit is to make sure the claims file is complete and contains the most accurate information possible to support your claim. This is essential because any future lawsuit is decided by a judge and usually is based entirely on the record and the evidence in the claims file.

To fight back for the benefits you have earned and paid for, trust the lawyers at Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law. We are well-versed in ERISA litigation and have successfully represented Delaware clients like you.

In recent years, our employment law practice has expanded, and we now also represent employers throughout our area. Regardless which side we are on, our clients receive our full focus and dedication.

Contact Our Delaware ERISA Litigation Lawyers

At Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, our team is here to support you. Contact us at 302-529-0121 to arrange an in-person meeting. Our office is conveniently located in the suburbs just outside the city of Wilmington.

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  • Sheridan v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 100 F.3d 1061 (3rd Cir. 1996) (en banc) (Plaintiff's jury verdict and the "pretext only" paradigm for proof of intentional discrimination established).
  • Hawkins v. Division of State Police, et al., C.A. No. 99-297-SLR (Religious discrimination case which successfully obtained an offer of judgment and caused the State to stop using the MMPI-1.
  • Miller v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., C. A. No. 01-827-JJF (D.Del. 2003) (Race Discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Panaro v. J.C. Penny, Inc., C.A. 01C-02-010 JOH, 2002 WL 130692 (Del. Super. 2002)(In a personal injury case, admission into evidence of direct examination of deceased deponent/plaintiff does not.
  • Price, et al. v. L. Aaron Chaffinch, et al., C.A. No. 04-956-GMS, 2006 WL 1313178 (D.Del. 2006) (First Amendment Retaliation, Petitions Clause and Defamation Claims survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Reyes v. Freebery, 141 Fed. Appx. 49 (3d Cir. 2005) (per curiam) remanding to District Court to explain its restrictions on the public's right to access to judicial records and counsel's First Amendment.
  • Underwood v. Sear Roebuck and Co., 343 F.Supp.2d 259 (D.Del. 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Shotzberger v. State of Delaware Dept. Of Correction, 2004 WL 758354 (D.Del. Jan. 30, 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgement).
  • Stull v. Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A., 2003 WL 21481016 (Del. Super. Febr. 28, 2003) (Effect of Delaware accord and satisfaction law on a contract for legal services).
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