Former clients of Eric C. Conn file lawsuit in Floyd County in connection to suspension of disability payments

Former clients of Eric C. Conn file lawsuit in Floyd County in connection to suspension of disability payments

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – Two former clients of Floyd County lawyer Eric C. Conn filed a lawsuit against him Friday after the Social Security Administration suspended disability benefits for them and hundreds of others.

The plaintiffs – Cheryl and Robert Martin of Floyd County – are seeking class action status for the suit, claiming approximately 900 people received the same letters as they did from the SSA indicating their federal assistance is under review.

They claim Conn committed legal malpractice and violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act.

Attorney Ned Pillersdorf filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Martins in Floyd County Circuit Court. A copy of the suit is attached to this story.

Government investigators suspect fraudulent information was used by Conn to secure the benefits that have been suspended.

Conn has denied all the allegations and has not been charged.

Many of the folks whose disability payments are in limbo have told WYMT they do not know how they will survive financially without their benefits.

Pillersdorf said he plans on filing a suit against the Social Security Administration Monday.

We will have more details on this story on Mountain News at 11.

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