A San Diego law firm filed a civil lawsuit Oct. 20 against a broker of life insurance benefits and several major group benefits carriers.[@@]
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California by Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP on behalf of Ronald Scott Shirley.
Ted Pintar, a Lerach partner in San Diego, says the suit brings RICO and other civil claims against a San Diego broker, Universal Life Resources, and the following insurers: Aetna, CIGNA, Life Insurance Company of North America, MetLife, Prudential and UnumProvident.
The suit alleges payment was made to the broker for “undisclosed charges” including “communication fees,” Pintar adds. “ULR would be in the best position to describe what a communication fee is,” he adds.