U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Law Professors in Support of Respondents, Conkright v. Frommert, No. 08-810

19 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2009  

Paul M. Secunda

Marquette University - Law School

Date Written: November 20, 2009

Abstract

Amici curiae law professors filed this brief to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and not to import inappropriate administrative law deference principles into ERISA denial of benefit claims under Section 502(a)(1)(B).

The brief argues that the Court should reject Petitioners' effort to engage in serial attempts to reinterpret its pension plan and also reject Petitioners' attempt to introduce administrative law deference into the ERISA benefit claims process. Such an approach would be inconsistent with the language and intent of ERISA and Supreme Court precedent.

Keywords: ERISA, Section 502(a)(1)(B), deference, benefits, denial of benefits, reinterpretation, administrative law, Donald Bogan, Mark DeBofsky

Suggested Citation

Secunda, Paul M., U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief of Law Professors in Support of Respondents, Conkright v. Frommert, No. 08-810 (November 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511903 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1511903

Paul M. Secunda (Contact Author)

Marquette University - Law School ( email )

Eckstein Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

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