LOS ANGELES – A former store manager for Jo-Ann Stores alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Anna 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.
According 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