NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on March 26 denied two hospitals' motion to remand a reimbursement suit to state court, saying the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempted the claims and denied one of the defendant's motion to sever claims (Beth Israel Medical Center, et al. v. Mark Goodman, in his capacity as Fund Manager of Local 272 Welfare Fund, et al., No. 12-1689, S.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44546).