High Court Will Not Review ERISA Subrogation Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 25 declined to review an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a welfare benefit plan may not enforce its subrogation provision as an implied contract or in equity under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act against a law firm that acknowledged the validity of the provision during its representation of a plan beneficiary in a civil lawsuit but that did not agree to be bound by the provision(Treasurer, Trustees of Drury Industries, Inc. Health Care Plan and Trust v. Sean Goding, et al., No. 12-982, U.S. Sup.).

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