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|Supreme Court Justices to Consider Whether ERISA Preempts State Healthcare Databases|
Nov. 30, 2015
"The Court repeatedly has upheld statutes of general application that have only incidental burdens on ERISA plans.... [Vermont official Alfred Gobeille] argues that the burdens here are trivial -- the claims administrator for respondent Liberty Mutual ... already prepares the data that is required, because it provides that data for its non-ERISA operations in Vermont.... Liberty Mutual emphasizes the possibility of byzantine conflicting disclosure obligations, with each of the fifty states requiring slightly different disclosures.... Unfortunately for Liberty Mutual, though, the case was not presented to the district court as an 'as applied' challenge.... As a result, the record includes no information at all suggesting that the data collection is burdensome and quite a bit suggesting that it is not." [Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.,(2d Cir. Feb. 4, 2014, cert. pet. granted June 29, 2015)]
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