LOS ANGELES — An employee has filed suit against an insurance firm for allegedly denying disability benefits to the plaintiff.
Judith Alcalay filed a complaint on Aug. 15 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against First Unum Life Insurance Co. and Does 1 through 10, citing alleged breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 4, 2013, she became disabled and filed for disability benefits, but was denied. The plaintiff holds First Unum Life Insurance Company, Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly denied the plaintiff's claims for disability benefits despite being disabled under the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks all benefits due to her plus interest, a declaration that the plaintiff is to receive future disability benefits for as long as she remains disabled, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Charles J. Fleishman and Paul A. Fleishman of The Fleishman Law Firm in Woodland HIlls.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-06098