Docket No. 10-1451-cv.

642 F.3d 321 (2011)

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. TEAMSTERS LOCAL 272, Fred Alston, in his capacity as President of Teamsters Local 272, Local 272 Welfare Fund, Mark Goodman, in his capacity as Fund Manager of Local 272 Welfare Fund, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: April 21, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John G. Martin ( Michael J. Keane , on the brief), Garfunkel Wild, P.C., Great Neck, NY, for plaintiff-appellant.

Jane Lauer Barker , Pitta & Giblin LLP, New York, NY, for defendants-appellees.

Before: CABRANES, POOLER, and CHIN, Circuit Judges.

JOSÉ A. CABRANES, Circuit Judge:

This case is yet another act in the all-too-familiar drama involving patients, their health care providers, and their health care benefit plans. The question presented is whether a health care provider's breach of contract and quasi-contract claims against a benefit plan established pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001 et seq., are completely preempted by federal...

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