2nd Circuit Affirms: Damages Claim Barred By ERISA Preemption

Mealey's (April 7, 2016, 8:29 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — A New York federal judge did not err in dismissing a widow’s claim for damages in connection with misrepresentations given to her late husband regarding the relevant time period for converting a group life insurance benefit into a private life insurance policy, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 22 (Marta Barbeosch Varela v. Barnum Financial Group, et al., No. 15-2876, 2nd Cir.).

(Order available. Document #54-160413-048R.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Dennis Jacobs and Peter Hall, along...
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