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ERISA – Damages

W.A. Griffin, M.D., is the assignee of her patient’s health plan, TeamCare, which the Board of Trustees of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund (collectively Central States) administers and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001–1461, governs.

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21st Amendment Violation

The Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution brought Prohibition to an end with a compromise: section 1 repeals the Eighteenth Amendment, but section 2 hands some power back to the states insofar as it forbids the “transportation or importation” of liquor into a state in violation of that state’s law.

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ERISA – Penalties

W.A. Griffin, M.D., is the assignee of her patient’s health plan, TeamCare, which the Board of Trustees of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund (collectively Central States) administers and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001–1461, governs. Dr. Griffin sued Central States for underpayment and for statutory penalties based on its failure to furnish plan documents upon request.

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Retaliation Claim

Michael Thomas, an Illinois prisoner formerly confined at Hill Correctional Center, alleged that prison guards attacked him with excessive force and that the beating and subsequent disciplinary proceedings were in retaliation for lawsuits and grievances he filed.

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