BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge widow claims that life insurance benefits have been wrongfully withheld from her.

Warnitka Johnson filed a complaint on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Union Security Insurance Co., doing business as Assurant Employee Benefits, alleging that the Missouri corporation violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, Johnson's husband Kenneth Johnson Sr. died in February 2016 and that the plaintiff was the named beneficiary of the supplemental life insurance policy. The plaintiff alleges that despite having more than six years of premium payment payments for her husband's supplemental life insurance coverage, the plaintiff has not received the benefits of $50,000. 

The plaintiff seeks damages of no less than $50,000, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and expenses and all other relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by J. Rodney Messina and Janna Messina Kiefer of J. Rodney Messina APLC in Baton Rouge.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00305

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