Hospitals’ Pension Win at High Court Might be Short-Lived


Joseph Urwitz said that, given the Supreme Court’s ruling that religious-affiliated hospital pension plans are not covered by ERISA, “there is no ERISA pre-emption and state law claims could apply. I would not be surprised at all if plaintiffs’ firms try to make some state law complaints. I can’t speculate on results but plaintiffs would be fairly sympathetic to a lot of state courts.”