LOS ANGELES — A former personal banker with a herniated disc has filed suit against an insurance firm after he allegedly was denied long-term disability benefits.
Jacob Valoff filed a complaint on Aug. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Prudential Insurance Co. of America and Does 1 to 10, alleging that they denied his claim for long-term disability benefits.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2012, he became disabled after being diagnosed with a herniated disc and was purportedly approved for disability benefits until the benefits were terminated effective June 2015. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America and Does 1 to 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly denied the plaintiff's long-term disability benefits despite having adequate medical records to support his claim.
The plaintiff seeks all plan benefits owed to him, all legal fees and interest, and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Robert J. McKennon and Scott E. Calvert of McKennon Law Group PC in Newport Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 8:16-cv-01516-CJC-KES