in conflict

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The beasts, liberated from the confinement of the hold, wandered about the deck, not a little to the discomfiture of the crew in whose minds there remained a still vivid picture of the savagery of the beasts in conflict with those who had gone to their deaths beneath the fangs and talons which even now seemed itching for the soft flesh of further prey.
Rush Prudential asserted that the Illinois law was not saved from ERISA preemption as a law that regulated insurance because HMOs are not insurers and because the law effectively provided the patient a state law remedy in conflict with ERISA [section] 502.