... PREEMPT RELEASE OF MEDICALS, AIDS INFORMATION PROHIBITED BY ILLINOIS STATE LAWS.
No question of cyberinsurance here, it seems. A person sued a health insurer and other group plan defendants because her medical and AIDS information was all allegedly released to public view in violation of Illinois State laws.
The insurance company swiftly removed her case to federal court and just as swiftly argued for ERISA preemption without filing an answer or a motion to dismiss (yet). A federal judge agreed that the vacuum-like powers of ERISA preemption scooped up the plaintiff's claims here.
"For the reasons discussed, plaintiff's state law claims are preempted because they fall entirely within ERISA." Doe v. Aetna Inc., No. 16 C 8390, 2017 WL 118417, at *3 (N.D. Ill. January 12, 2017).
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