Marin Gen'l. Hosp. v. Modesto & Empire Traction Co., No. 07-16518 - Employment Law - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Marin Gen'l. Hosp. v. Modesto & Empire Traction Co., No. 07-16518

In an action seeking payments under a disability insurance plan, the dismissal of the complaint on ERISA preemption grounds is reversed where 29 U.S.C. section 1132(a)(1)(B) did not completely preempt plaintiff's purely state-law action for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, quantum meruit and estoppel.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted January 16, 2009

Filed September 10, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge W. Fletcher

Counsel

For Appellant:

Viola Rita Brown, Stephenson Acquisto & Colman, Burbank, CA

Gregory C. Lehman, Stephenson Acquisto & Colman, Burbank, CA

For Appellees:

Bradley Alan Post, Borton Petrini LLP, Fresno, CA

Christopher H. White, Ross Dixon & Bell, Chicago, IL