PHILADELPHIA — An employee of PPL Corporation, an energy company, is suing Life Insurance Company of North America citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay long-term disability insurance.
Edward Bushner of Coplay filed a complaint on Feb. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that the Philadelphia insurance company refused to pay his disability benefits despite what he claims are debilitating back problems.
Bushner, a PPL employee from his hire in 1984, alleges that in 2011, he was disabled due to his ailments and was only paid 24 months of disability insurance, ending in March 2015. The complaint notes that experts used by the defendant deemed the plaintiff to be capable of low-exertion work, by their evaluation. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly failed and refused to pay plaintiff's long-term disability benefits.
The plaintiff seeks disability benefits, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Joseph Capitan of Abell & Capitan Law in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:17-cv-00882-JLS