Pennsylvania Federal Judge Says Motor Vehicle Statute Saves Claim From Preemption

Mealey's (August 5, 2016, 11:10 AM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Aug. 2 partially denied a life insurance company’s motion to dismiss a putative class action for benefits under an Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan, finding that a section of a state motor vehicle statute “regulates insurance” and is therefore saved from ERISA preemption (Eric Yost, et al. v. Anthem Life Insurance Co., No. 3:16-cv-00079, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101202). (Opinion available. Document #54-160810-041Z.) U.S. Judge Robert D. Mariani of the Middle District of Pennsylvania wrote...
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