SOUTHERN — A woman is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, an insurance firm, citing alleged breach of contract and a violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Christie Lopez filed a complaint on Oct. 21, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Life Insurance Company 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 2010, she became disabled and was initially being paid disability benefits until it was terminated. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Company of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld their decision to terminate the plaintiff's disability benefits despite still being disabled according to the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks payment of long-term disability benefits with interest for as long as she remains disabled, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Robert J. Rosati of ERISA Law Group, LLP in Fresno.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:16-cv-01927-AG-DFM