ERISA Preempts Claim To Proceeds Under Community Property Law, 9th Circuit Says

ERISA Preempts Claim To Proceeds Under Community Property Law, 9th Circuit Says

SAN FRANCISCO - A surviving spouse's state law claim to proceeds of a life insurance policy pursuant to community property law is preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Oct. 15 in an unpublished opinion (Devon Larie Orr v. Michelle Orr, No. 12-35560, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20809).

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