High Court Won't Weigh UnitedHealth ERISA Preemption Case

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 4:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling allowing a Texas-based medical device provider to bring state law claims accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s insurance unit of improperly refusing reimbursements on ERISA plans it administered, ignoring UnitedHealth’s argument the decision had misinterpreted the law.

The high court declined to review the petition, prompted by the Fifth Circuit’s October en banc ruling that Access MediQuip LLC’s negligent misrepresentation, promissory estoppel and Texas Insurance Code violation claims weren’t preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act,...
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