Michigan Federal Judge Finds ERISA Preemption, Dismisses Breach Claim

Michigan Federal Judge Finds ERISA Preemption, Dismisses Breach Claim

DETROIT - A Michigan federal judge on April 18 dismissed a claim for breach of settlement agreement from a wrongful denial of benefits suit, saying that the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 USCS § 1001 et seq. preempted the claim (Paul Goldman v. BCBSM Foundation, No. 11-14043, E.D. Mich.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54469).

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