A 90-minute TeleConference
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
THURSDAY, September 27, 2012
Lissa J. Paris, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford, CT
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?