PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware man formerly employed by R.E. Michel Co. alleges his claim for short-term disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Reuben Killinger filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging breach of disability contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he became disabled in March 2016, submitted an application for short-term disability benefits to the defendant and that his claim was denied. The suit states the plaintiff appealed the decision three times and was denied.
The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to pay plaintiff's claim for benefits despite having sufficient medical records to support his claim.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for all benefits due to him, interest, and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Marc H. Snyder of Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld LLP in Jenkintown.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-03206-MAK