SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges his former employer terminated him without providing a timely notice of his right to continue his health insurance benefits.

Stephen Zarra filed a complaint on July 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Martiancraft LLC and Does 1-25 alleging violation of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 30, 2015, he was terminated from his employment with the defendant but was not given any notification should he wish to continue his health insurance coverage. The plaintiff holds Martiancraft LLC and Does 1-25 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to notify plaintiff of his rights to continued COBRA coverage upon his termination.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages, special damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Paul B. Justi of Law Offices of Paul B. Justi in Walnut Creek.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-04194-JCS

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