MIAMI – An employee of Sikorski Support Services alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.
Crispin Santellan filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Life Insurance Co. of North America citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he became disabled in 2012 and had received benefits through the defendant until October 2014. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay disability benefit payments to plaintiff, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation of the basis for the denial of plaintiff’s claims, and failed to provide a full and fair review of plaintiff’s claim.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks relief against defendant, payment of disability benefits, immediate reinstatement to the long-term disability plan, costs, attorneys’ fees, interest and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Victor Peña 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-21075