United States District Court, D. New Jersey
October 19, 2005.
SRI KANTHA, M.D., individually and in his capacity as trustee of the Medical Associates of Fort Lee, LLC defined Benefit Pension Plan and as trustee of the Fort Lee Medical Center, Inc. Defined Benefit Person Plan and on behalf of all those similarly situated, Plaintiff(s),
PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, AMERICAN GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY and ARTHUR P. SHANKMAN & CO., INC., Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: WILLIAM MARTINI, District Judge
A Report and Recommendation was filed on August 25, 2005
finding that Plaintiff's complaint did not give rise to federal
question jurisdiction generally or ERISA preemption specifically,
and recommending that this civil action be remanded to the
Superior Court of New Jersey. The parties submitted objections
and responses pursuant to Local Civil Rule 72.1(c)(2). The Court
having reviewed the parties' submissions; and having reviewed the
Report and Recommendation de novo; and good cause appearing;
IT IS on this 19th day of October 2005, hereby
ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate
Judge Ronald J. Hedges is adopted as the Opinion of this Court;
and it is further ORDERED that this matter be and hereby is remanded to the
Superior Court of New Jersey.
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