Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 2:54 PM

Unum Owes Ex-Mayer Brown Litigator Disability Benefits for Pain

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

A former Mayer Brown LLP litigator who stopped working due to severe back and leg pain is entitled to $17,000 in monthly disability benefits from Unum Life Insurance Co. of America, a federal judge ruled.

The record contains “ample evidence” that the litigator’s pain—which he described as being like “grabbing an electric fence"—interfered with his cognitive functions and his ability to sit and walk, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Thursday.

His condition required him to be on pain medication that affected his concentration and his ability to perform high-level tasks, and he underwent ...