Professional Liability - Insurance Agents - ERISA - Class Action

Plaintiffs sought class action against life insurance company and its agent for benefits allegedly due under an ERISA defined plan. Mr. McReynolds handled. The agent was dismissed on motion for failing to state a claim on grounds that ERISA provided no claim against the agent as a non-fiduciary and pre-empted all state law causes of action for relief. Dismissal order entered by district court in November, 1999, but not released for publication.
Davis v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., et al, 99-1670 (E.D. La.), pending.