Solicitor General Says High Court Review Of Preemption Of Database Law Not Warranted

Mealey's (June 26, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The solicitor general on May 19 told the U.S. Supreme Court that it should deny review of a divided Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts Vermont’s health care data collection law, which requires health care payers to report claims and health care-services data to a state agency, as applied to a self-funded ERISA benefit plan or its third-party administrators (Alfred J. Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, No. 14-181, U.S. Sup.).

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