Mealey's Health Law - 10th Circuit: Participant's Suit Against Medical Provider Was Properly Removed

Mealey's Health Law - 10th Circuit: Participant's Suit Against Medical Provider Was Properly Removed

DENVER - A health plan participant's state law contract and tort claims against a health care provider were properly removed to federal court because a single claim for tortious interference with contract, which was related to the discount for services provided by the participant's health plan, was completely preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Aug. 6 (Richard Salzer v. SSM Health Care of Oklahoma Inc., No. 13-6099, 10th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15122).

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