High Court Declines To Decide Whether Equitable Lien Is Enforceable Under ERISA

High Court Declines To Decide Whether Equitable Lien Is Enforceable Under ERISA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 denied review of a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' 2-1 ruling that a disability plan insurer may not enforce an equitable lien under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act against a beneficiary who agreed to reimburse the plan for any benefit overpayment if the funds are no longer in the beneficiary's possession (First Unum Life Insurance Company v. Leah Bilyeu, et al., No. 12-526, U.S. Sup.).

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