Justices Skip Hawaii Insurer's ERISA Preemption Case

Law360 (February 24, 2020, 2:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Hawaii insurer's bid to review a Ninth Circuit decision that kept it from taking a more than $400,000 cut from a settlement paid to a motorcycle crash victim.

The justices turned away a petition from the Hawaii Management Alliance Association that challenged a September decision in which a Ninth Circuit panel backed a lower court's ruling voiding the $400,779 lien the insurer placed on a $1.5 million third-party settlement that motorcyclist Randy Rudel struck with the man who hit him in an accident.

The appellate panel had said Hawaii laws restricting how insurers...

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