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BULLOCK v. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOC'Y OF THE US, 00-60473

ERISA preempts claims that an employer terminated an employment contract to prevent the claimant from becoming eligible for pension benefits at age 65.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/24/2001
  • Published 07/24/2001

Judges

  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Duncan J. Farmer (argued), Ricci, Hubbard, Leopold, Frankel & Farmer, West Palm Beach, FL, William I. Gault, Jr., Kelly & Gault, Jackson, MS, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Jeffrey David Wohl, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, CA, Michael Noel Watts, Holcomb Dunbar, Oxford, MS, Robert S. Whitman (argued), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, New York City, for Defendant-Appellant.