2nd Circ. Denies Class In Hartford Disability Spat

Law360, New York (August 20, 2009, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A disabled man who sued Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. for not paying interest on delayed disability benefit payments has failed to show commonality among 24,000 putative class members and thus is not entitled to class certification, a federal appeals court has affirmed.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Aug. 18 affirmed a lower court's refusal to grant class certification to Douglas Dobson. The panel determined that the class members' claims would turn on whether there was a "reasonable" delay in...
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