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High Court Will Consider Equitable Remedies Available Under ERISA
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a health plan administrator's claim for reimbursement against a plan participant is subject to equitable limitations, including unjust... Read More

Williams Mullen: Court’s Award Of $3.8 Million Raises Questions About The Scope Of ERISA Remedies
Posted on 3 Jan 2014 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed an unusually large award of $3.8 million in a case involving the denial of long-term disability benefits. In Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North... Read More

Supreme Court Says Health Plan Terms Govern ERISA Reimbursement Action Based On Equitable Lien
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 16 ruled that a health plan administrator's claim for reimbursement against a plan participant under Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 502(a)(3) based on an equitable... Read More

High Court Considers Whether Participant Must Reimburse Health Plan Under ERISA
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in ruling that a health plan administrator's claim for reimbursement against a plan participant is subject to equitable limitations, including unjust enrichment, under... Read More

Williams Mullen: Supreme Court Holds That Clock for the Appeal of an ERISA Decision Began Running Sooner Than Plaintiff Expected
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the plaintiffs, a group of union-affiliated employee benefit funds (the Funds), waited too late to give notice of their appeal from the trial court’s judgment on the merits... Read More

Williams Mullen: Supreme Court Holds That Clear Plan Terms Control Equitable Remedies: U.S. Airways Inc. v. McCutchen
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw In U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen , No. 11-1285 (Apr. 16, 2013) [lexis.com subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and the opinion for this case] , the U.S. Supreme Court underscored the importance of clearly... Read More