Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Edmonson v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company

Petition for certiorari denied on May 19, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-934 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether, when an Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan permits the use of retained asset accounts to settle life-insurance claims but leaves discretion to the insurer to determine the interest rates and other features of those accounts, the insurer ceases to act as a fiduciary when it creates the account (as the Second and Third Circuits have held) or its subsequent discretionary acts remain subject to ERISA’s protections (as the First Circuit has held).

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 22 2013Application (13A527) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 3, 2013 to February 1, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Nov 27 2013Application (13A527) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 2, 2014.
Dec 16 2013Application (13A527) to extend further the time from January 2, 2014 to February 1, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Dec 19 2013Application (13A527) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 3, 2014.
Feb 3 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 7, 2014)
Feb 14 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 7, 2014.
Apr 7 2014Brief of respondent Lincoln National Life Insurance Company in opposition filed.
Apr 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Reply of petitioner Connie J. Edmonson filed. (Distributed)
May 19 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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