LOS ANGELES – A former store manager for Jo-Ann Stores alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Brothers filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North
America citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled due to
several health reasons, including low back and hip pain, and applied
for disability benefits but was denied. The plaintiff holds Life
Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant
allegedly upheld its decision to deny plaintiff's application for
long-term disability benefits despite having sufficient medical records
to support her claim.
The plaintiff seeks award benefits not paid
to the plaintiff plus interest, determine that the plaintiff is
entitled to 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-00826-KS