NJ High Court Rebuffs Hospital’s ERISA Preemption Appeal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 4:54 PM EST) -- New Jersey's high court won't disturb a published appellate decision that the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts the state law claims of a hospital seeking the full price for medical services from a benefit plan that failed to timely pay discounted fees, according to a Friday order.

The New Jersey Supreme Court denied certification to St. Peter's University Hospital, which argued the appellate decision written by Judge Francine I. Axelrad would prevent medical providers from enforcing their rights under managed care contracts in the...
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