SAN FRANCISCO — An Arizona man is suing an insurance firm, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Craig Robertson of Scottsdale, Arizona, filed a complaint July 10 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Principal Life Insurance Company, alleging the defendant illegally denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Robertson became disabled in 2016 with an injured left foot that caused chronic pain. The suit says he applied for disability benefits which were denied.
The plaintiff alleges Principal Life originally approved his short-term disability benefits but then denied his claim for long-term disability benefits despite his being disabled from his job as a national sales accounts manager for XPO Logistics, according to the terms of the plan.
Robertson seeks compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney P. Randall Noah of Law Offices of P. Randall Noah in Orinda, California.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-03890-MEJ