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Employment – ERISA – Disability Policy – Law Firm Partner – Long- Term (access required)

An income partner with a Roanoke law firm cannot sue an employee benefit plan for breach of contract rights for its denial of long-term disability benefits after the partner's bout with pneumonia and whooping cough left him unable to speak without coughing; plaintiff's state law claims are preempted by ERISA. Plaintiff partner does not dispute that ...