SAN FRANCISCO – A woman has filed a suit alleging that her insurance firm denied her claim for disability benefits.
Carol Lowden filed a complaint on May 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled on Nov. 21, 2013, and initially received benefits for a time. She alleges that the defendant denied her benefit claims on May 26, 2015. The plaintiff holds Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's claim for disability benefits despite her appeal and sufficient medical records stating she is unable to return to work.
The plaintiff seeks award of benefits due to her plus interest, an order that she is entitled to receive future disability benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. 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 Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02853