MIAMI – A Wal-Mart employee is suing her insurance company alleging that it wrongfully terminated her disability benefits.
Teresa M. Poznich filed a complaint Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston alleging that the insurance company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by terminating her long-term disability plan benefits.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has been disabled since Jan. 10, 2014, and received benefits from the defendant through May 20, when they were allegedly terminated. The plaintiff holds Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston responsible because it allegedly has refused to pay her disability benefits despite appeals.
The plaintiff seeks the following: immediate reinstatement of benefits, attorneys’ fees and costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Alexander A. Palamara and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20546