SAN FRANCISCO – A former Intel employee is suing over claims of emotional distress after his claim for long-term disability benefits was purportedly denied.
Ed Daie filed a complaint on April 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Intel Corp., the Reed Group, Claim Appeal Fiduciary Services and Does 1-50 citing intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he is disabled and was paid short-term disability benefits from September 2012 to September 2013. He alleges his claim for long-term disability benefits was denied. The plaintiff holds Intel Corp., the Reed Group, Claim Appeal Fiduciary Services and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly accused plaintiff of lying about the severity of his conditions in order for plaintiff to drop his claim and return to work.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages in a sum to be determined in trial, special damages, exemplary damages, and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Ray Bourhis and Eric Whitehead of Ray Bourhis Associates in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02205