Monday, December 31, 2007

Yet Another ERISA Case Coming to Supreme Court?

4united_states_supreme_court_112904 From SCOTUSblog today:

The federal government has recommended that the Court grant certiorari in No. 06-923, MetLife v. Glenn, limited to the question presented of whether an ERISA plan administrator that both evaluates and pays claims operates under a conflict of interest that must be weighed on judicial review of benefit determinations. The government also recommended the Court direct the parties to address how courts should weigh such conflicts of interest in reviewing the discretionary benefit determination of a dual-role administrator.

The Solicitor General’s brief is available here. Click the following links to read the petition for certiorari, brief in opposition, and cert reply.

We have covered structural conflicts of interest in the denial of benefit ERISA cases previously.


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