PENSACOLA – An Escambia County man alleges his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Robert Smith filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of Florida against Unum Life Insurance Co. of
America alleging violation of the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in October 2015, he became
disabled and applied for disability benefits in January 2016. The suit
states his claim was denied in June 2016. The plaintiff alleges he is
still disabled according to the terms of the plan.
requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for
all plan benefits owed, pre-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, costs of
action, and all other relief deemed just. He is represented by Nick A.
Ortiz of Ortiz Law Firm in Pensacola.
U.S. District Court for the
District of Florida, Pensacola Division Case number 3:17-cv-00162