SAN FRANCISCO – An Alameda County man alleges he is still disabled and that his benefits were wrongfully terminated.
Thierry Lebeau filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging that the claims administrator violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 11, 2015, despite being considered permanently disabled, defendant stopped paying his long-term disability benefits, which caused him to suffer monetary damages. The plaintiff alleges the defendant's termination of his benefits is arbitrary and contrary to the evidence provided.
The plaintiff seeks an order declaring plaintiff’s right to reinstatement into the plan and his right to receive future long-term disability benefit payments, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other relief as the court deems equitable and just. He is represented by Michelle L. Roberts of Roberts Bartolic LLP in Alameda.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00728