Texas Federal Magistrate Says Tortious Interference Claim Should Proceed

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas federal magistrate judge on Oct. 3 recommended denying a disability insurer's motion to dismiss a claim for tortious interference with a business relationship after determining that the claim is not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and that the disability claimant sufficiently alleged facts in support of his claim that the disability insurer interfered with his relationship with a consultant and an attorney who were handling his claim for Social Security disability benefits (Juan Pensado v. Life Insurance Company of North America et al., No. 19-157, W.D. Texas, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171870).
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