MIAMI — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, claiming it improperly stopped paying him long-term disability benefits.
Roderick Jones sued the insurer on on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging that the defendant knowingly violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by terminating his long-term disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Jones received disability benefits from Dec. 28, 2011, through June 27, 2013. However, the benefits were cut off at that time, the plaintiff contends. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Company of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately investigate the merits of his claim.
The plaintiff seeks the following: an order for immediate reinstatement of his LTD benefits; compensation for disability benefits due, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees and costs and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He 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-20570