No. 13-1054.

725 F.3d 795 (2013)

Philip M. CROSBY, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. COOPER B-LINE, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 7, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas F. Crosby, III (submitted), Winters, Brewster, Crosby & Schafer, Marion, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Bryan D. Lemoine , Thomas O. McCarthy , McMahon Berger, PC, St. Louis, Mo, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before POSNER, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

WOOD, Circuit Judge.

The Supreme Court has held that Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185, preempts all state-law claims that require the interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) or any other covered labor contract. This rule, which goes under the clumsy name of "complete preemption" (a better term might be "complete displacement"), covers not only obvious disputes over labor contracts, but also any claim...

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