Michael Abella Sep. 1, 2016, 11:30am


LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana widow, two sons and a granddaughter are suing Metropolitan Life and a technology company, alleging denial of benefits.

Sharon Kim Beazley of St, Martin Parish, individually and in behalf of minor children Lillian Marie Beazley, Jordon Kale Beazley and Jake Lynfield Beazley, filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Schlumberger Technology Corp., alleging failure to comply with the group life insurance policy.

According to the complaint, the late Greg Beazley, a former employee of Schluberger who died June 12, 2014, had purchased a group life insurance coverage for at least $1.03 million. Sharon Beazley, the suit says, filed a claim with Met Life, which has been denied. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to timely provide notice and failed to pay the benefits owed to the proper beneficiaries and failed to act as a competent and prudent administrator and underwriter.

The Beazleys seek a trial by jury, judgment for the proper beneficiaries for all amounts due under the group life insurance policies, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs and all relief that is just. They are represented by attorneys S. Joseph Dupuis Jr. and Steven J. Dupuis of Elmore Griffin PLLC in Lafayette.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Lafayette Division Case number 6:16-cv-01188

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