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Kelly Barnett represents clients in government and internal investigations, and in all aspects of complex civil litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Business Litigation Group. Ms. Barnett handles claims, litigation, and appeals related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), group welfare benefits, pension benefits, health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. Read her full bio here.

Video surveillance can be an extremely effective tool in making disability benefits determinations.  Historically, courts have cautioned that the weight given to surveillance in these cases depends both on the amount and nature of the activity observed. A recent ERISA case out of the Western District of Tennessee provides insurers with guidance on the use of video surveillance in disability benefits decisions. The case is Eaton v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 2:16-cv-02764-TLP-cgc, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127488, at *1 (W.D. Tenn. July 31, 2018).
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