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ERISA Plan’s Forum Selection Clause Enforceable (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court enforces a forum selection clause in an employer’s benefit plan to transfer a plaintiff’s ERISA claim for disability benefits to a federal court in Iowa; in this first-impression case, the court says ERISA venue provisions do not trump the plan’s forum selection clause. Defendant’s disability insurance plan contains a ...

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