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ERISA Preemption: What is it?

ERISA – The Employee Retirement Income Security Act When someone files a lawsuit on a Disability Insurance or Life insurance claim that was denied, the law that governs their case depends on how they bought their insurance.  If they bought the insurance on their own from a private insurance agent, state insurance law applies to […]

Hartford Life Gets Part of Doctor’s Disability Lawsuit Dismissed

A New York court dismissed multiple state law claims filed by a group disability plan participant on the grounds that the federal employee benefits law, ERISA, – not state law – controlled the case.  Dr. Elizabeth Chau collected disability benefits for years from Hartford Life due to autoimmune disease. The disability benefits were paid under […]

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