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Orig v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada

January 9, 2009

GLORIA ORIG, PLAINTIFF,
v.
SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge

Discovery Deadlines:

Non-Expert Discovery: Aug. 28, 2009

Expert Disclosure: August 28, 2009

Supp. Expert Disclosure:

Sept. 11, 2009

Expert Discovery: Sept. 25, 2009

Motion Deadlines:

Non-Dispositive:

Filing: November 9, 2009

Dispositive: Filing: December 18, 2009

Pre-Trial Conference:

February 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Courtroom 2 (AWI), 8th Floor

Trial: April 8, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Courtroom 2 (AWI), 8th Floor

Jury Trial - 8 days

SCHEDULING ORDER (Fed. R. Civ. P. 16)

I. Date of Scheduling Conference

January 6, 2009

III. Case Synopsis

Plaintiff Gloria Orig was employed at the Tulare District Hospital as a phlebotomist/lab technician. As such, she was insured by a group policy of long-term disability insurance issued to her employer by Sun Life. She submitted a disability claim alleging an inability to work beginning on January 25, 2006, by reason of a number of conditions including dizziness, and chest, back and neck pain. Following its claims investigation, Sun Life determined that Plaintiff did not satisfy the definition of total disability under the terms of the policy, and her claim was denied.

Plaintiff claims that Sun Life acted unreasonably in the processing and handling of her claim, and that she is and was totally disabled within the terms of the plan. Defendant contends that the claims handling was reasonable, and the ...


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