LOS ANGELES — A Californian has filed a claim against Unum Group and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co. alleging his benefits were wrongfully terminated.
John Lambert filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Unum Group and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co., alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 10, 1991, the defendants issued him an individual disability coverage pursuant to an insurance policy. In 2010, Lambert suffered from a partially disabling illness and was diagnosed with diagnosed with Lewis Sumners Syndrome, a variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, the suit states. The defendants paid benefits to the plaintiff until October 2015, then they advised him that since he was physically able to work on a full-time basis, they were revoking his benefits, according to the suit.
The plaintiff claims he has suffered mental and emotional distress, other incidental damages and out-of-pocket expenses. The plaintiff holds Unum Group and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly investigate the plaintiff’s ongoing limitations and restrictions, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation and subjected the plaintiff to unjust hardship by disregarding his rights.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, damages, attorney fees, costs of suit and other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Glenn R. Kantor and Brent Dorian Brehm of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Northridge.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 8:16-cv-01495