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Federal Court Practice

If you have been denied insurance benefits, you need an attorney well-versed in federal court practice to navigate the federal court system. The majority of insurance cases are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which is federal law. However, even if your claim is not governed by ERISA law, there is a high likelihood that it will end up in federal court. Cases are moved to federal court if the parties reside in different states and if the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.

The O'Ryan Law Firm is one of the few law firms in Indiana that is focused on ERISA law. As a result, our attorneys have extensive federal court experience and can help you file, appeal or litigate your insurance claim in federal court.

Experience Handling Insurance Cases in Federal Court

Federal court is far different from state court. It is governed by a unique set of rules and procedures. For instance, there is a two-judge structure, which includes a magistrate, who helps with pre-court procedures, and a district judge who presides over the case itself and usually makes the ultimate decision in your case.

At the O'Ryan Law Firm, our ERISA-focused practice has given us significant federal court experience. Due to our extensive experience in federal court, our attorneys routinely appear before the same judges repeatedly. As a result, the judges know us and they know our reputation. We always come to court prepared, ready to explain the case in detail to the judge and present a strong legal and factual case for our clients. The federal court judges and magistrates know that they can rely on our knowledge and understanding of the law.

In federal court, we have handled bad faith insurance denials, involving:

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