LOS ANGELES — A former employee has filed suit against an insurance company for allegedly denying her claim for disability benefits.

Karen Hugo filed a complaint Sept. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America, alleging that the insurance firm denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she became disabled but was denied any disability benefits. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied the plaintiff's claim for long-term disability benefits despite being disabled according to the terms of the plan and purportedly while having sufficient medical records to support her claim.

The plaintiff seeks all benefits owed to the plaintiff plus interest, reimbursement of all expenses and premiums paid, declare that the plaintiff is entitled to future disability benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Frank N. Darras, Lissa A. Martinez, Susan B. Grabarsky and Phillip S. Bather of Darras Law in Ontario.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:16-cv-06611

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