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Editor's Note :
At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court's November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging shortly before 10:00 a.m.
Issue: (1) Whether the Court of Appeals erred in upholding the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s post hoc rationalization in litigation that, under 29 U.S.C. § 1344(a)(3), a benefit derives from a plan provision “in effect” five years prior to termination only if the benefit was paid or payable at the start of the five-year period; and (2) whether the court of appeals erred in upholding the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s determination that, under 29 U.S.C. § 1344(a)(3), the benefit deriving from plan provisions “under which such benefit would be the least” is the mathematically lowest benefit amount existing during any of the five years before termination.
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