The scope and effect of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) on insurance litigation has been rapidly evolving over the past ten years. Lyne, Woodworth has been involved in numerous ERISA cases beginning in 1986 shortly after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Pilot Life v. Dedeaux. We have represented several insurers in cases decided by the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court where issues relating to the scope of ERISA pre-emption and the standard and scope of judicial review have been clarified. Lyne, Woodworth attorneys are well-versed in the myriad and complex issues that continue to arise under ERISA’s provisions.