Woman alleges Life Insurance Co. of North America wrongfully denied disability benefits claim

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 27, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County woman alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

Ute Williams filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern 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 in December 2015, she became disabled and filed for benefits under the defendant's insurance policy. The suit states the defendant denied her claim in November 2016.

The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay disability benefit payments to plaintiff despite being disabled under the terms of the plan.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant for past-due benefits in the amount of $34,000 and additional benefits accumulating at the rate of $1,618.54 per month, attorney’s fees, costs of suit and other relief as the court deems proper. She is represented by Virgil A. Iler and Brooks L. Iler of Iler & Iler LLP in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00505

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