ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis County resident is suing an insurance company, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.
Anatoly Olevsky filed a complaint on May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against the Life Insurance Company North America, alleging the defendant violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 13, 2013, he ceased working due to a medical condition and applied for benefits under long-term disability plan underwritten by the defendant. The plaintiff alleges his disability benefits were terminated even after submitting reports of all treating and examining physicians and their assessments that plaintiff is disabled.
The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Company North America responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to honor the agreed contract and failed to pay disability income benefits as required under the employee welfare benefit plan.
The plaintiff seeks payment of monthly disability insurance benefits, plus interest on all overdue payment at the statutory rate of 9 percent, pre-judgment interest, attorney's fee and all other relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by David Hicks of David M. Hicks PC in Maryville, Illinois.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division Case number 4:17-cv-01509