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Andochick v. Byrd

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-29 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether ERISA’s statutory protections and broad preemption provision protect designated beneficiaries from claims by an estate to enforce a purported waiver of those benefits incorporated into a state law divorce decree and property settlement agreement when the deceased plan participant had the opportunity to change her designated beneficiary but did not do so.

DateProceedings and Orders
May 16 2013Application (12A1106) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 2, 2013 to July 3, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 20 2013Application (12A1106) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until July 3, 2013.
Jul 3 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 5, 2013)
Aug 2 2013Brief of respondents Ronald Byrd, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 9 2013Reply of petitioner Scott Andochick filed.
Aug 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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