JACKSONVILLE — A man is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company, a plan administrator, citing alleged violation of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).
Terry Morris filed a complaint on Oct. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Aetna Life Insurance Company alleging that the plan administrator breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 11, 2015, he became entitled to benefits under the long-term disability plan as a result of disabling medical conditions. His claim for benefits was denied by the defendant, thereby causing plaintiff to suffer from monetary damages including being forced to retain and pay for counsel.
The plaintiff holds Aetna Life Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly caused plaintiff to pay for legal services and denied plaintiff his benefits as a rightful participant under the LTD plan.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for payment of benefits due and owing, plus interest, costs and attorney's fees. He is represented by Thomas M. Farrell of Farrell Disability Law in Jacksonville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-01309