SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland woman is suing North America Life, alleging breach of contract and violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
M.N. filed a complaint Sept. 13 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Life Insurance Company of North America alleging the defendant wrongfully denied the plaintiff's claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, M.N., who worked as a technical support adviser for Apple, became disabled from being diagnosed with bipolar disorder type II. The suit says she applied for disability benefits but was denied.
The plaintiff alleges North America Life refused to pay disability benefits due M.N. despite her being disabled according to the terms of the insurance plan.
M.N. seeks all benefits due, her rights to future benefits, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Joseph A. Creitz and Lisa S. Serebin of Creitz & Serebin LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-05303-VC