SONOCO PRODS. CO. v. PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN, INC., 02-2137
In a contractual dispute arising over employee health programs, which was removed to federal court, the denial of plaintiff's motion to remand to state court is reversed where plaintiff's claims are not completely preempted by ERISA.
- Decided 07/31/2003
- Published 07/31/2003
Before KING and SHEDD, Circuit Judges, and BULLOCK, United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, sitting by designation.
United States Fourth Circuit
ARUED: Manton McCutchen Grier, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellant. Jeffrey Stuart Patterson, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P., Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee. ON BRIEF: H. Simmons Tate, Jr., Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., Columbia, South Carolina; James C. Cox, Jr., Saleeby & Cox, P.A., Hartsville, South Carolina, for Appellant. C. Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth H. Campbell, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P., Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee.