MIAMI – A Bank of America Corp. employee is seeking reinstatement of her disability benefits.
Arlinda Rodrigues filed a complaint on March 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
Bank of America Corp. and Aetna Life Insurance Co.
citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she became disabled
and was initially approved to receive short-term disability benefits
until the short-term benefits were terminated and her claim for
long-term disability benefits were in 2016. The plaintiff holds Bank of
America Corp. and Aetna Life Insurance Co. responsible because the
defendants allegedly upheld their decision to deny further payments to
the plaintiff despite still being disabled according to the terms of the
The plaintiff seeks payment of disability benefits due to
the plaintiff, reinstatement, all legal fees, interest, and any other
relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Victor Pena and
Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer, Chartered in
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20853-JLK