BOISE -- A woman has filed a lawsuit against a northern Idaho Costco contending the company should pay out the life insurance policy of her brother, a former Costco employee who died two years after being fired.

The Idaho Business Review reports that Nicole S. Grimmer filed the lawsuit in November in 1st District Court in northern Idaho.

She contends Costco didn't follow proper procedure in firing Patrick Lee Curtis in late 2010 after Costco officials said he was intoxicated when he reported to an employee meeting. She is seeking $128,000.

Costco has filed a request that the lawsuit be dismissed.

After being fired, Curtis stopped paying his life insurance policy in January 2012, and died the following September. Grimmer was the sole beneficiary.

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