Contract Claims Preempted By ERISA, 9th Circuit Panel Majority Says
Mealey's (September 11, 2015, 2:33 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The majority of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 8 affirmed a district court’s dismissal of breach of contract claims after determining that the claims are preempted under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Oregon Teamster Employers Trust v. Hillsboro Garbage Disposal Inc., et al., No. 13-35555, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15925).
(Opinion available. Document #54-151014-003Z.)
Oregon Teamster Employers Trust (OTET) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against Hillsboro Garbage Disposal Inc.,...