5th Circuit: Finding Of No ERISA Preemption Precludes Review

(April 12, 2016, 7:25 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Findings by a Texas federal judge that a plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of two institutional defendants from a fraud and deceptive trade practices dispute extinguished federal subject matter jurisdiction will stand, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 5 (Leland Howard v. Williams Burns, No. 15-10952, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6252).

(Decision available. Document #54-160413-098Z.)

In an unpublished, per curiam opinion, the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Carl E. Stewart, W. Eugene Davis and James E. Graves Jr. cited Price...
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