SACRAMENTO — A policyholder has filed a claim against an insurance firm, alleging she is eligible to receive disability benefits after the company terminated her payments.

Lucille Del Toro filed a complaint on Aug. 18 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., alleging that the insurance firm denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January 2013, she became disabled due to several medical conditions and was initially being paid disability benefits until they were terminated effective July 2015. The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld its decision to terminate the plaintiff's disability benefits despite having sufficient evidence to support her claim.

The plaintiff seeks payment of disability benefits due to her, reinstatement, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Cesar Gavidia Jr. of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer CHTD in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 2:16-cv-01952-KJM-AC

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