Apr 29 2009
In the second episode, Bentley Tolk of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless interviews Michael J. Salmanson of Salmanson Goldshaw, PC about some recent cases involving ERISA preemption: Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, 546 F.3d 639 (9th Cir. 2008); Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n v. City and County of San Francisco, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 5191 (9th Cir. Mar. 9, 2009); and American Council of Life Insurers v. Ross, No. 08-1406 (6th Cir. Mar. 18, 2009). Those cases have important implications for ERISA litigation defense - both in the Ninth and Sixth Circuits, and in Utah and elsewhere.
The second portion of the episode addresses how the lower courts have responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in Metro. Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn, 128 S. Ct. 2343 (2008). Specifically, the episode explores the following cases on this topic: Doyle v. Liberty Life Assur. Co. of Boston, 542 F.3d 1352 (11th Cir. 2008); and McCauley v. First Unum Life Insur. Co., 551 F.3d 126 (2d Cir. 2008).
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