Tennessee Appeals Court: ERISA Preempts Claims In Lawsuit Against Insurer

(June 14, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee Court of Appeals panel on June 9 concluded that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts state law causes of action based on implied-in-law contract in a suit brought by health care corporations to recover costs for emergency medical services to patients participating in Blue Cross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc.’s (BCBST) insurance plans (HCA Health Services of Tennessee Inc., et al. v. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc., No. M2014-01869, Tenn. App.; 2016 Tenn. App. LEXIS 407).

(Opinion available. Document #54-160713-012Z.)...
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