Published Cases

The following documents are a few of the published cases by Thomas M. Monson and Susan L. Horner:

O'Brien v. AMBS Diagnostics, LLC, 246 Cal. App. 4th 942, 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 310 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 2016)

Withrow V. Bache Halsey Stuart Shield, Inc., Salary Protection Plan (LTD), 655 F.3d 1032, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 17526, 2011 WL 3672778 (9th Cir. 2011) (Aug. 23, 2011) (insurer: Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.) Before: Kim McLane Wardlaw, William A. Fletcher, Circuit Judges, and Robert J. Timlin,* District Judge. Opinion by Judge Timlin

Nash v. Life Insurance Co. of North America, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67430 (S.D. Cal. June, 22, 2011)

Micha v. Sun Life Assurance Co., 789 F. Supp. 2d 1248 (S.D. Cal. May 2, 2011)

Nash v. Life Insurance Co. of North America, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134024 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 9, 2010)

Nash v. Life Insurance Co. of North America, 2010 WL 2044935 (S.D. Cal. May 18, 2010)

Nash v. Life Insurance Co. of North America, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36285, *9 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 29, 2009) (granting in part Plaintiff’s request for production of documents from third party surveillance company)

Kochenderfer v. Reliance Std. Life Ins. Co., 2010 WL 1912867, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41330 (S.D. Cal. April 21, 2010) (fee decision)

Kochenderfer v. Reliance Std. Life Ins. Co., 2009 WL 4722831, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112954 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 4, 2009) (decision on the merits)

Donndelinger v. Schmidt, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15342 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 27, 2009)

Neathery v. Chevron Texaco Corp. Group Accident Policy, 2009 WL 3199173, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96031 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 11, 2009) (Bench trial decision, for Plaintiff, reversing denial of accidental death benefits by Life Insurance Co. of North America).

Neathery v. Chevron Texaco, etc., 303 Fed. Appx. 485, 2008 WL 5233207, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 26106 (9th Cir. Dec.15, 2008) (unpub) (Before Circuit Judges John T. Noonan, Jr., Barry G. Silverman, Carlos T. Bea), vacating and remanding

Neathery v. Chevron Texaco, etc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96586 (S.D. Cal. July 7, 2006) (granting and denying in part Plaintiff’s motion to compel production of "privileged" documents)

Neathery v. Chevron Texaco, etc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96585 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 13, 2006), aff’d 303 Fed. Appx. 485, 2008 WL 5233207, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 26106 (9th Cir. 12/15/08) (Granting Plaintiff’s motion, finding Plaintiff’s administrative remedies under the Plan were "deemed exhausted" by law prior to filing the Complaint) (aff’d)

Withrow v. Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, Inc., 2008 WL 1836696, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35900 (S.D. Cal. April 22, 2008) (ruling on motions in limine)

Withrow v. Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48533 (S.D. Cal. July 5, 2007)

Perez v. Cozen & O'Connor Group Long Term Disability Coverage (Perez II), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109878 (S.D. Cal Aug 19, 2008) (awarding 10% interest on LTD benefits under the equities of the case)

Perez v. Cozen & O'Connor Group Long Term Disability Coverage (Perez I) 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53996 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 27, 2007) (awarding $303,347.50 fees at the market rates of $375 and $425 respectively, for attorneys Susan L. Horner and Thomas M. Monson)

Perez v. Cozen & O'Connor, etc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90356 (S.D. Cal. Dec. 13, 2006) (findings of fact/conclusions of law; entry of judgment for Plaintiff)

Perez v. Cozen & O'Connor, etc., 459 F. Supp. 2d 1018 (S.D. Cal. 2006) (8/22/2006)

Perez v. Cozen, etc., 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 29370 (S.D. Cal. 11/3/2005)

Hemenway v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., 89 Fed. Appx. 630, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 4011 (9th Cir. Mar. 1, 2004) (unpub.) (Circuit Judges William C. Canby, Jr., John T. Noonan, Jr., Sidney R. Thomas)

Rodolff v. Provident Life & Accid. Ins. Co., 256 F.Supp. 2d 1137 (S.D. Cal. 2003)

Mogck v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 289 F. Supp.2d 1181 (S.D. Cal. 2003) (granting in part plaintiff’s motion for fees, awarding fees and costs of action in amount of $295,775 at market rates of, respectively, $325 and 350 for attorneys Susan L. Horner, Thomas M. Monson).

Mogck v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 292 F.3d 1025 (9th Cir. 2002) (Circuit Judges Edward Leavy, Thomas G. Nelson, William A. Fletcher) Reversing dismissal of action under contractual suit limitations time bar and finding insurance company's letter informing the insured that it was discontinuing disability payments was not a proof or request for proof and therefore, the insurance company never took the steps necessary to trigger the running of the contractual time limitation under the policy.)

Mogck v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25129 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 8, 2001) (costs decision, finding that Federal Rule 54(d)(1) governs the award of costs unless Congress has specifically provided for cost shifting pursuant to separate rule or statute, and in the case of an ERISA claim, Congress specifically provided for cost shifting under § 502(g), which allows the Court "in its discretion" to award a reasonable attorney's fee and costs of action to "either party," after applying the 5-factor Hummel test, special circumstances rule and the underlying purposes of ERISA).

Russo v. Hartford Life & Accid. Ins. Co., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26566 (S.D. Cal. 2/5/2002)

Meoli v. American Medical Services of San Diego, 35 F.Supp. 2d 761 (S.D. Cal. 1999)

Enslow ex rel. Enslow v. United States, 42 F.3d 1399, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 39444 (9th Cir. Cal. 1994) Reported in full at Enslow ex rel. Enslow v. United States, 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 32765 (9th Cir. Nov. 15, 1994) (unpub), (Circuit Judges D.W. Nelson, Robert R. Beezer and Alex Kozinski)

Rivkin v. Union Central Life Ins. Co., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 12377, 55 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2376 (9th Cir. June 18, 2013)