Dent v. Canada Life
Victor Dent had spent his entire career in manufacturing. When his orthopaedic injuries disabled him, Canada Life tried to argue he could do sedentary work. Its vocational consultant found swell jobs that she claimed Victor could do, like a type inspector in a typewriter factory. Canada Life didn’t worry about the fact that nobody had made typewriters in Southern California in the past 20 years.
When we took Canada Life to Court, it refused to even try to defend its denial. But even though it gave in and paid benefits, it didn’t want a judgment issued against it. But Judge Eick ruled that Victor was entitled to one. (Here is my Trial Memorandum, for some background).