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U.S. Supreme Court rejects class-wide relief for summary plan description miscommunication
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2011

In Amara v. Cigna, No. 09-804 (U.S. May 16, 2011), the Supreme Court reversed and remanded a lower court ruling that had posed a substantial threat to employer plan sponsors by subjecting them to class-wide relief for a miscommunication without requiring any showing of harm.


Proskauer is perspective
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

Our look back at the past year, and forward into the coming year, confirms the enduring nature of ERISA litigation practice.


Supreme Court expands deference applicable to ERISA plan administrators
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2010

In a ruling issued this morning, the Supreme Court held in Conkright v. Frommert, No 08-810, that an administrator’s initial faulty implementation of a plan rule does not prevent application of the deferential arbitrary and capricious standard in reviewing the administrator’s subsequent determination as to how best to remedy the prior mistake.


Amy Covert
  • Proskauer Rose LLP