LOS ANGELES — A policy holder is suing Prudential Insurance, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Tristan Williams filed a complaint Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Prudential Insurance Company of America, alleging the defendant denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Williams, who worked for JP Morgan Chase Bank, became disabled due to several medical conditions including decreased active range of motion of the lumbar spine. The suit says he applied for disability benefits but was denied by the defendant.
The plaintiff alleges Prudential wrongfully deprived him of disability benefits despite Williams being disabled according to the terms of the insurance plan.
Williams seeks benefits due plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Frank N. Darras, Susan B. Grabarsky and Phillip S. Bather of Darras Law in Ontario, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-06669-RGK-SS