LOS ANGELES – A former sales and service technician for Frontier Communications Corp. alleges he was wrongfully terminated from receiving long-term disability benefits.

Johnny Cox filed a complaint on Aug. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he became disabled and was initially being paid long-term disability benefits until it was terminated on October 2015. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's long-term disability benefits despite still being disabled according to the terms of the plan and while having sufficient medical records to support his claim.

The plaintiff seeks award benefits to plaintiff from Nov. 4, 2015, plus interest, declare that he is entitled to receive disability benefits for as long as he remains disabled according to the terms of the plan, 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 Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-06078-JAK-SK

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