This morning the Court granted certiorari in one new case, Smith v. United States (case page forthcoming), which involves the burden of persuasion when a defendant withdraws from a conspiracy. The Court also invited the Solicitor General to file briefs expressing the views of the United States in two new cases; the details on those are below the jump.  The full order list is here. The Court did not act on either the Montana campaign finance case American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock or the San Diego cross cases Mount Soledad Memorial Association v. Trunk and United States v. Trunk.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Inc. v. Fossen

Docket: 11-1155
Issue(s): Whether a substantive state-law insurance standard saved from preemption under the insurance saving clause of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1144(b)(2)(A), can be enforced through state-law remedies or instead is enforceable exclusively through ERISA’s enforcement scheme, 29 U.S.C. § 1132.

Certiorari stage documents:

CVSG Information:

  • Invited: June 18, 2012

Hillman v. Maretta

Docket: 11-1221
Issue(s): Whether 5 U.S.C. § 8705(a), any other provision of the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Act of 1954 (FEGLIA), or any regulation promulgated thereunder preempts a state domestic relations equitable remedy which creates a cause of action against the recipient of FEGLI insurance proceeds after they have been distributed.

Certiorari stage documents:

CVSG Information:

  • Invited: June 18, 2012

Posted in Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Details on today’s orders, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 18, 2012, 12:31 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/details-on-todays-orders-7/