ERISA Preempts State Law Claims Against Disability Insurer, Judge Says

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada federal judge on Sept. 3 granted a disability insurer's motion to dismiss after determining that the disability claimant's state law claims are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; however, the judge granted the disability claimant leave to amend the complaint to add factual allegations in support of the argument that ERISA's governmental exception applies as a bar to preemption (Michael Gray v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 18-1551, D. Nev., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149226).
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - Category: Medical Law Source Type: news