SAN FRANCISCO – A Torrance man formerly employed by an engineering firm alleges his claim for long-term disability benefits was unlawfully denied.
John Doe filed a complaint on April 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he became disabled in 2015 due to severe major depression disorder, anxiety disorder and methamphetamine addiction. He alleges he applied for a long-term disability benefits through the defendant but was denied. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's application for long-term disability benefits despite having sufficient medical records to support his claim.
The plaintiff seeks order the defendant to pay long-term disability benefits to the plaintiff plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Teresa S. Renaker, Margo Hasselman Greenough and Kirsten G. Scott of Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02242