MIAMI – A Florida insurance plan
participant is suing Liberty Life, alleging his benefits were wrongfully terminated.
filed a complaint Feb. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Florida against Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the
complaint, in 2014, Judkins, an employee of Smith & Nephew Inc., became disabled and
was initially paid benefits until they were terminated in 2016. The
plaintiff alleges Liberty Life wrongfully terminated his disability
benefits when he is entitled to them and failed to properly
and adequately investigate the plaintiff's claim.
Judkins seeks payment of disability benefits due, immediate
reinstatement, all legal fees, interest and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Stephen F. Jessup of Attorneys
Dell and Schaefer, Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20719-UU