Supreme Court Denies Review Of ERISA Preemption Ruling In Severance Case

Supreme Court Denies Review Of ERISA Preemption Ruling In Severance Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 denied review of a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a former employee's claims related to his employer's severance plan were preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act even though the former employee was not a plan participant under the plan's definition (John D. Clayton v. ConocoPhillips Company, et al., No. 13-419, U.S. Sup.).

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