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Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (US 2016)

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That ERISA Preempts State Health Claims Reporting Law

Franczek Radelet P.C • March 02, 2016
Today, in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, the United States Supreme Court held that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) preempts a Vermont state law that requires certain entities to report health care information to a state agency for inclusion in a health care database.

ERISA Preemption Made Easy? Supreme Court Sends Vermont All-Payer Database Back to the Drawing Board

Ogletree Deakins • March 02, 2016
On the first day of decisions since the unexpected passing of Justice Scalia, the Supreme Court of the United States ventured into the thorny area of preemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and managed to articulate a reasonably clear standard for evaluating preemption issues involving employee benefit plans. However, several members of the Court weighed in separately, either in concurrence with the majority’s decision or dissenting from it, and their conclusions suggest that ERISA’s preemption provision will continue to provide fodder for the Court’s docket for years to come.