No Preemption For 'Worthless' Policies, 3rd Circ. Hears
By Dan Packel
Law360, Philadelphia (December 10, 2013, 4:12 PM ET) -- A proposed class of former defense contractor workers asked the Third Circuit on Tuesday to resurrect a suit alleging their employers and Prudential Insurance Co. of America sold them policies that were worthless due to a wartime exclusion, arguing that supplemental plans should be considered individually.
Andrew Bell of Locks Law Firm argued that, contrary to the findings of five other circuit courts, the supplemental plans connected to the policies provided by QinetiQ North America Operations LLC were not covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security...