SAN FRANCISCO – A California man is suing an insurance company over claims it unlawfully terminated his benefits.

Lloyd Hiramoto filed a complaint Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California against Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, seeking the recovery of waiver of premium benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 30, 2012, he became disabled due to incurable chronic back pain and was approved to a long-term disability benefit plan. The suit states the defendant terminated his benefits on Feb. 26, 2015, despite still being totally disabled under the terms of the plan. The plaintiff holds Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated his plan benefits and denied appeals for reinstituting benefits by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks the following: reinstatement of his plan benefits, attorney's fees, costs of suit and any other relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Terrence J. Coleman and Michael J. Quirk of Pillsbury & Coleman LLP in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-00775

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