LOS ANGELES — A policy holder is suing North America Life, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Ignacio Licona Pena filed a complaint Aug. 24 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Life Insurance Company of North America, alleging the the insurance firm wrongfully denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, in June 2010 Pena became disabled from a motor vehicle accident and applied for disability benefits. The suit says he was denied benefits. The plaintiff alleges North America Life denied his disability benefits despite having sufficient medical evidence to support Pena's claim for disability.
Pena seeks benefits due, plus interest, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Frank N. Darras, Susan B. Grabarsky and Phillip S. Bather of Darras Law in Ontario, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-06266-DMG-SK