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June 21, 2004
Supreme Court limits HMO suits to federal courts
In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court limited customer suits against health maintenance organizations to federal courts. The court ruled that ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, preempted state law for such "negligent misconduct" suits.
UPDATED 06/22: Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times has this report on the decision (registration required).
Posted by James R. Copland at 04:47 PM
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