New York Federal Judge: Bad Faith, Breach Of Contract Claims Preempted By ERISA

(February 10, 2016, 2:01 PM EST) -- CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A New York federal judge on Feb. 9 dismissed breach of contract, bad faith and negligence claims asserted against a disability insurer, finding that the claims are clearly preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Marta I. Murphy a/k/a Marta L. Murphy v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., No. 15-820, E.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15525).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160314-002Z.)

Marta I. Murphy, a/k/a Marta L. Murphy, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New...
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