SAN FRANCISCO – A Monterey County man alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

William Shields Putnam filed a complaint on April 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Standard Insurance Co. citing violation of the Employee Income Retirement Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 4, 2013, he became disabled and was initially paid disability benefits but the benefits were suddenly discontinued in September 2015 by the defendant for unknown reasons. He alleges he is still disabled under the terms of the policy.

The plaintiff seeks disability benefits amounting to $105,000 plus $15,000 per month including interest, reinstatement of plan benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Scott E. Shaffman in Monterey.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01986-HRL

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