SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Santa Clara County woman is suing Prudential Insurance, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Jodie L. Chusid filed a complaint July 19 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Jose Division against The Prudential Insurance Company of America, alleging the defendant wrongly denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Chusid became disabled from adrenal insufficiency, common variable immune deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disabling conditions. The suit said she applied for benefits but was denied by Prudential.
The plaintiff alleges Prudential Insurance denied her claim for long-term disability benefits despite having sufficient medical proof of her condition.
Chusid seeks unpaid monthly benefit payments, legal fees, interest, and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Chris Roy of Roy Law in Portland, Oregon.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Jose Division case number 5:17-cv-04069-SVK