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Preemption
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

In Fossen v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Inc., ---F.3d---, 2011 WL 4926006 (9th Cir. Oct. 18, 2011), the court held that ERISA and HIPAA preempted plaintiffs’ state law claims seeking restitution of health care coverage premiums they allegedly overpaid.


Same-sex couples may now marry in New York - impact on employee benefits and other employment rights
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2011

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed historic legislation (the Marriage Equality Act) making New York the largest (and only the sixth) state to permit the marriage of same-sex couples.


Preemption
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2011

In Ball v Std Ins Co, No 09 C 3668, 2011 WL 759952 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 23, 2011), the court held that ERISA did not expressly preempt an Illinois statute prohibiting discretionary clauses in insurance policies, as a result of which the de novo standard of review applied to plaintiff’s long-term disability claim.


ERISA’s statute of limitations for benefit claims: where to begin?
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

For plan counsel, the defense of claims for benefits is often complicated by the rather pro-participant nature of ERISA's rules governing the statute of limitations.


Russell L. Hirschhorn
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Paul M. Hamburger
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Andrew M Katzenstein
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Stacy H Barrow
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Daryn A Grossman
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Albert W Gortz
  • Proskauer Rose LLP