READING – A Lititz woman alleges that her insurance company handled her claim for disability benefits in bad faith.
Lisa Ambrocio filed a complaint on Dec. 26, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America citing the Unfair Insurance Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was formerly employed at Penn State University as a research project manager. She alleges she stopped working because of her progressive juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and its complications in September 2012 and filed for disability benefits. The suit states the defendant granted benefits and then terminated them in February 2015, but later reinstated the benefits in January 2017.
The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly misrepresented pertinent facts, refused to pay claims without conducting a reasonable investigation and failed to affirm or deny coverage of claims within a reasonable time.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $150,000 plus delay damages, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Bruce L. Neff of Neff and Associates in Parma Heights, Ohio.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:17-cv-05783-JLS