Insured’s Claims In Bad Faith Suit Preempted By ERISA, Judge Rules
Mealey's (March 3, 2016, 2:14 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — Dismissal of all state law claims in an insurance bad faith lawsuit is proper, a federal judge in New York ruled March 1, because an insured’s claims against her long-term disability insurance provider are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (Elizabeth Boey Chau, M.D. v. Hartford Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 14-8484, S.D. N.Y.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25135).
(Opinion available. Document #07-160314-052Z.)
Elizabeth Boey Chau worked as a primary care physician until she was diagnosed with a serious...