N.Y. State Psychiatric Ass’n v. UnitedHealth Grp., No. 14-20 (2d Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit against United, claiming that United had violated its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1132(a)(1)(B), (a)(3), and the terms of ERSIA-governed health insurance plans administered by United, and the Mental
Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the Parity Act), 29 U.S.C. 1185a(a)(3)(A). Plaintiffs also brought three additional counts under New York State law. The district court granted United's motion to dismiss. The court concluded that NYSPA has standing at this stage of the litigation and that Plaintiff Denbo’s claims, but not Plaintiff Dr. Menolascino’s claims, should be permitted to proceed. Therefore, the court affirmed in part and vacated in part, remanding for further proceedings.