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Defamation Claim Preempted by ERISA (access required)

A pharmacy technician’s claim that defendant disability carrier defamed her in letters to her doctor and employer when she applied for disability benefits is preempted by her federal ERISA suit; the Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s state law defamation claim. Plaintiff sought first short-term, then long-term disability benefits, as a result of multiple injuries from ...

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