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ERISA Basics: Preemption Why You Must Care

ABA JOINT COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS  • DATE: September 27, 2012
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law; Health Law; Labor and Employment Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Taxation; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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A 90-minute TeleConference
THURSDAY, September 27, 2012

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT

Moderator:
Lissa J. Paris, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford, CT

Speakers:
Tess J. Ferrera, Schiff Hardin LLP, Washington, DC
Margo Hasselman, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson PC, Oakland, CA
Mary Ellen Signorille, AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, DC


ERISA contains one of the broadest preemption provisions in federal law. It bars many state law claims and remedies for employee pension and health and welfare benefit claims. Lawyers practicing in this area will encounter unexpected results if they do not properly assess and plead cases. This teleconference will provide a basic understanding of ERISA preemption addressing important areas such as:
  • When is preemption in play?
  • How does preemption affect remedies?
  • How will Health Care Reform affect state health care initiatives?
  • When can a case be removed?
  • What type of claims can an employee or health care provider denied reimbursement or coverage bring?
  • How does ERISA affect Wrongful Discharge and Employment Discrimination claims?
  • What is the scope of malpractice and other claims against non-fiduciaries?

   
ERISA Basics: Preemption Why You Must Care
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