SACRAMENTO — A California woman is suing Met Lie, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Naomi Ramirez of Yuba City filed a complaint July 27 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Farmers Agents Group Benefits, alleging they wrongfully denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.

According to the complaint, Ramirez, a self-employed insurance agent working for Farmer's became disabled due to being diagnosed in September 2012 with lumbar radiculopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome. The suit says she was initially approved to receive disability benefits in December 2012 until it was terminated Dec. 12, 2014. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants terminated her long-term disability benefits despite Ramirez still being disabled according to the terms of the plan.

Ramirez seeks pay long-term disability benefits, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Jesse Ortiz and Nolan Berggren of Ortiz Law Group, P.C. in Sacramento.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 2:17-cv-01561-KJM-CKD

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