New York Disability Attorneys Support Multiple Sclerosis SocietyTuesday, July 24, 2007
Turley, Redmond & Rosasco partner Chris Redmond has a long record of helping raise money to battle Multiple Sclerosis. This year, the firm was pleased to help fight Multiple Sclerosis by sponsoring an individual bike rider in his local MS Bike fundraiser on July 21st in Pennsylvania. Our law firm helped sponsor Chris Carson, brother of Linda Rosasco and brother-in-law of LTD Claim Division partner Troy Rosasco. Chris rode with the Peters & Wasilefski law firm team. So far, the team has raised over $1,800.00! Chris is one of those real good guys this world needs more of. Thanks Chris!
I just met Anne Davis, Esq. ,of the New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, last night. Anne is joining with a group of ERISA long term disability lawyers to try to persuade New York State to prohibit " discretionary clauses " in disability insurance policies and contracts. Discretionary clauses in ERISA disability income policies allow insurance companies to insulate unfair claim denials from proper judicial review. In a big win for consumers, New Jersey recently adopted rules banning discretionary clauses, despite fierce opposition from the powerful insurance industry. Hopefully, New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo will do the same. This will go a long way in protecting the economic resources and dignity of those battling Multiple Sclerosis.