SACRAMENTO – A man alleges his insurance company denied his benefits.
Scott Ingram filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America and Rexel Holdings USA Corp. Long-Term Disability Plan, citing violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 23, he became disabled and filed a claim for disability benefits and was initially approved, but suddenly was denied in 2015 after a few years into the plan. Plaintiff was still disabled and appealed to the decision but was denied multiple times, the suit states. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America and Rexel Holdings USA Corp. Long-Term Disability Plan responsible because the defendants allegedly denied plaintiff of disability benefits despite of substantial medical evidence presented as well as findings from another doctor.
The plaintiff seeks award benefits in the unpaid amount beginning Aug. 30, 2015, plus interest at the legal rate for each unpaid month, disability benefits with reimbursement of all expenses and premiums paid, an order that he is entitled to future disability benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Frank N. Darras, Lissa A. Martinez, Susan B. Grabarsky and Phillip S. Bather of Darras Law in Ontario.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-at-00234