Preemption of Misrepresentation Claims

Longtime readers of this blog know that I don’t comment on my own on-going cases, but that I will pass along interesting decisions from my cases, without much comment or analysis, when I think they provide some value to readers. In that vein, attached is a recent 22 page opinion in favor of one of my clients dismissing seven of eight claims in an ERISA case. I think it provides a very comprehensive examination of the current law of preemption in the First Circuit, including concerning state law claims of misrepresentation, which is a very hot topic right now.