MIAMI – A former Ohio Moulding Corp. employee alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Manuel Salazar filed a complaint on April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Principal Life Insurance Co., alleging that the insurer of benefits violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from March 31, 2015, to the present date, he has not received his benefits owed to him under the long-term disability plan. The plaintiff holds Principal Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated his benefits under the employee welfare benefit plan policy, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation for the termination of his plan, and failed to properly and adequately investigate the merits of his claim. The suit states that the defendant alleges that the plaintiff is not disabled.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks immediate reinstatement to the long-term disability plan, all costs and attorneys’ fees, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Victor Peña of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21260

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