LOS ANGELES — An Amtrak worker is suing North America Life, alleging breach of contract and violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Mildred Stalling filed a complaint Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Life Insurance Company of North America, alleging the insurance firm wrongfully denied plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Stalling became disabled due to several health issues including chronic fatigue and constant nausea. The suit says Stalling applied for disability benefits but was denied Nov. 12, 2016.
The plaintiff alleges North America Life wrongfully upheld the decision to deny her claim for disability benefits despite having sufficient medical proof of her disability.
Stalling seeks benefits due, plus interest and all other benefits, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Phillip S. Bather of DarrasLaw in Ontario, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-06461-E