MIAMI – A Pennsylvania insurance company is being sued by a man over alleged denial of disability benefits.
Angelo Cano filed a complaint on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging that the plan administrator violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he applied for long-term disability benefits on March 24, 2014, and was denied. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly investigate the merits of his claim.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for disability benefits due, attorneys’ fees and costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Cesar Gavidia and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20947