SACRAMENTO – A man has filed suit against an insurance firm,
alleging that it wrongfully claims he is no longer entitled to receive long-term disability benefits.
Joseph Hancz filed a complaint on June 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was found to be disabled in 2013 and while initially approved to receive the plan benefits, they were suddenly stopped. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated long-term disability benefits despite his appeal and while he is still disabled under the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks employee benefits ancillary to the benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Robert F. Keehn of Law Offices of Robert F. Keehn in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-cv-00824-LJO-JLT