FORT LAUDERDALE – A McLane Co. employee alleges his long-term disability benefits were unlawfully terminated.
Jorge Garcia filed a complaint on Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Principal Life Insurance Co. citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff has allegedly been disabled since September 2008. He alleges he was paid disability benefits from March 2009 to December 2015, when the benefits were terminated by the defendant.
The plaintiff holds Principal Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld its decision to terminate plaintiff's disability benefits despite the plaintiff allegedly still being disabled according to the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks payment of disability benefits due to the plaintiff, reinstatement, declare that plaintiff is entitled to receive disability benefits for as long as he remains disabled, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Alexander A. Palamara and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer, Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20138-CMA