SACRAMENTO – A Solano County man alleges that his insurance company denied him long-term disability benefits despite evidence proving that he is unable to work.

Bobby L. Jones filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Does 1 through 20, citing breach of contract and breach of implied obligation of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was found to be disabled in May 2014 and applied for long-term disability plan benefits that November. The plaintiff alleges he submitted all required documents, paid all plan premiums and provided medical records, but his application was twice denied despite taking all necessary actions. The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Does 1 through 20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to acknowledge plaintiff's condition despite of medical evidence shown by the plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks the following: past and future disability benefits plus interest, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Robin K. Perkins and Natalia D. Asbill of Perkins & Associates in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-00511-WBS-KJN

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