LOS ANGELES – A former mortgage loan underwriter alleges she is disabled and that her benefits were unlawfully terminated.
Rima Hall filed a complaint on Jan. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Unum Life Insurance Co. of America citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2011, she became disabled and applied for long-term disability benefits. The suit states the defendant terminated her benefits in 2014, which she appealed. The plaintiff holds Unum Life Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld its decision to deny plaintiff's long-term disability claim despite being disabled according to the terms of the plan and evidence from her physicians.
The plaintiff seeks award benefits due to the plaintiff plus interest, declare plaintiff's rights for 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 Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00105-FMO-JPR