PHILADELPHIA — A Berks County man is suing The Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for denying disability benefits he says he's owed.

Gerald O'Connell, who was covered by Prudential from his employment as a pharmacist at Rite Aid, filed a complaint on May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Prudential alleging that the insurance company refused to pay plaintiff's disability benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was damaged from having his disability benefits terminated after initially being paid for 24 months. The plaintiff holds Prudential responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's disability benefits based on its claim that he is no longer disabled according to the terms of their policy, which plaintiff disputes.

The plaintiff seeks interest, all benefits, court costs and any further relief this 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-02133-JFL

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