Williams v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company
ORDER granting 3 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge Carlton W. Reeves on 01/09/2018. (mm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
CAUSE NO. 3:17-CV-927-CWR-FKB
HARTFORD LIFE & ACCIDENT INS.
Before the Court is Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company’s motion to dismiss.
Docket No. 3. As discussed in Hartford’s motion, the Court dismisses Williams’ state law claims
on the basis that they are preempted by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act
(ERISA). See Sanford v. TIAA-CREF Individual & Inst. Serv., LLC, No. 2:11-CV-122-KS-MTP,
2012 WL 627994, at *3 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 24, 2012) (finding that Plaintiff’s state law claims were
preempted by ERISA).
A final judgment shall issue in this case unless Williams submits an amended complaint
within 10 days.
SO ORDERED, this the 9th day of January, 2018.
s/ Carlton W. Reeves
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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