SAN JOSE – A man claims he is still disabled and that his insurer wrongfully terminated his benefits.
John Doe filed a complaint on Dec. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2013, he became disabled due to being diagnosed with HIV and other medical issues and was initially approved to receive disability benefits. He alleges the benefits were terminated in September 2015. The plaintiff holds Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant's termination of the benefits allegedly violates the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks pay the plaintiff past benefits plus interest, future benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by James P. Keenley and Brian H. Kim of Bolt Keenley Kim LLP in Berkeley.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 3:16-cv-07190-LB