SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges that her insurance company wrongfully terminated her benefits despite the fact she is still disabled.
Elaine Dunn filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America citing violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she received long-term disability benefits from Sept. 19, 2012, to March 19, 2015, when the defendant terminated them. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's disability benefits based on unreliable evaluations of plaintiff's condition. She alleges she is still disabled.
The plaintiff seeks payment of the disability benefits owed, declare her right to receive future disability benefits, prohibit the defendant from terminating or reducing her benefits, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Brian H. Kim and James P. Keenley of Bolt Keenley Kim LLP in Berkeley and Carrie J. Feit of The Law Offices of Carrie J. Feit PA in Coral Gables, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-02771-KAW