PENSACOLA – An Escambia
County individual formerly employed by CVS alleges both of her claims
for disability benefits were unlawfully denied.
Debbie L. Sanders
filed a complaint on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division against Unum Life
Insurance Co. of America alleging that the claims administrator violated
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she applied for short-term
disability benefits in April 2015 and for long-term disability benefits
in December 2015. She alleges the short-term disability benefits were
approved then later terminated that September and the long-term benefits
claim was denied.
The plaintiff holds Unum Life Insurance Co. of
America responsible because the defendant's decisions allegedly were
arbitrary and capricious.
The plaintiff seeks prejudgment
interest, attorney’s fees, costs of action and all other relief deemed
just. She is represented by Nick A. Ortiz of Ortiz Law Firm in
U.S. District Court for the
District of Florida, Pensacola Division Case number 3:17-cv-00182