Theodore Kanne and Beatriz Kanne, Plaintiffs and Appellees, v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Defendant and Appellant, 823 F.2d 284 (9th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 823 F.2d 284 (9th Cir. 1987) July 23, 1987

Leonard Sacks, Encino, Cal., Carol A. Hay, and Andrew O. Feringa, Lakewood, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellees-appellants.

James S. Cline, Suzette Clover, David L. Bacon, and Bruce A. Beckman, Los Angeles, Cal., for defendants-appellants-appellees.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; Edward Rafeedie, District Judge.

Before FLETCHER and PREGERSON, Circuit Judges and WILKINS* , District Judge.


The parties shall submit simultaneous briefs of not more than thirty (30) pages by August 17, 1987, addressing two issues:

1) Whether the insurance policy in question is a plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq., and

2) Whether Cal.Ins.Code Sec. 790.03(h) (2) is preempted by ERISA.

Oral argument may be scheduled at a later date.

This court's opinion, filed June 4, 1987, 819 F.2d 204, is hereby withdrawn.


Hon. Philip C. Wilkins, Senior United States District Judge, for the Eastern District of California, sitting by designation