BATON ROUGE – A woman alleges her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Dara Braud filed a complaint on March 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston; America Styrenics LLC, formerly known as Dow Chemical Co. Long Term Disability Plan; and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. alleging that they violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she is disabled because of a knee injury and other conditions. The suit states she initially received disability benefits but that they were later terminated. The plaintiff holds Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston; America Styrenics LLC, formerly known as Dow Chemical Co. Long Term Disability Plan; and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly violated the terms of the plan by terminating her long-term disability benefits despite her continuing eligibility to receive those benefits and by failing to properly and thoroughly investigate her claim and appeal.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring that she is disabled within the meaning of the plan and is entitled to receive long-term disability benefits, award for attorney’s fees and costs of this suit and all further relief which this court finds just and equitable. She is represented by Paulette Porter LaBostrie in Geismar.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00116

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