Golden Gate ERISA Case Ripe For High Court: Attys

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 3:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invited the solicitor general to weigh in on the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's challenge to a San Francisco ordinance requiring employers to spend specific amounts on employees' health care, in a case lawyers say is an important preemption dispute the high court will likely take up.

Trade group GGRA filed its petition for certiorari in June. In September 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court and rejected the GGRA's argument that the Employee...
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