Woman challenges termination of disability benefits by Unum Group

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated last year.

SACRAMENTO – A woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated last year.

Alma Rodriguez filed a complaint on June 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Unum Group and Does 1 to 100 alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 28, 2002, she became disabled and timely submitted a claim for disability benefits. The suit states she applied for long-term disability benefits in March 2004 and the claim was granted, but the defendant denied the benefits in February 2017.

The plaintiff holds Unum Group and Does 1 to 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly unreasonably, arbitrarily and capriciously breached their obligations under ERISA.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for failure to provide full benefits under the plain, plus attorneys' fees, expenses, costs of suit, such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by David Allen of David Allen & Associates in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 2:18-cv-01606-MCE-AC

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