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ERISA claim stays in state court, which rules for plaintiff

Mark D. DeBofsky is a name partner of DeBofsky Sherman Casciari Reynolds P.C. — on the web at He handles civil and appellate litigation involving employee benefits, disability insurance and other insurance claims and coverage issues. He can be reached at...

Wash. ERISA ruling paves way for access to health benefits

The scope and breadth of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's statutory preemption of state laws that relate to employee benefit plans[1] has confounded the courts since ERISA was enacted in 1974. In recent years, a battle front has emerged over the power of...


Mark DeBofsky records new video, “ERISA for Dummies”

Mark DeBofsky recently joined the faculty of the National Academy for Continuing Legal Education and recorded a new course, "ERISA for Dummies," accessible via the following link: The entire program may also be...


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