ERISA preemption "Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act" Zelinsky "Golden Gate Restaurant Association" "San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance"

Two interesting things worth passing along this week on the topic of ERISA preemption, both reinforcing its breadth. The first is this well-written analysis of preemption out of the state trial court in Massachusetts, unusual for the reason that, normally, if ERISA preemption exists, the case ends up by original or removal jurisdiction in federal