ERISA Preempts State Law Claims, Federal Judge Determines
(October 1, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT) -- MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama federal judge on Sept. 29 granted a disability insurer’s motion to dismiss a claimant’s complaint because the only claims alleged against the insurer are state law claims, which are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (Charles M. Davis v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 14-43, M.D. Ala.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130732).
(Opinion available. Document #17-151012-009R.)
Charles M. Davis filed suit in the Crenshaw County, Ala., Circuit Court against Prudential Insurance Company of America, alleging...