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Editor's Note :

We are hosting an online symposium on Epic Systems v. Lewis, in which the court held 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts that require employees to forego class and collective actions are enforceable. Contributions are available at this link.

First Unum Life Insurance Company v. Bilyeu

Petition for certiorari denied on February 19, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-526 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit correctly held that an equitable lien by agreement cannot be enforced under Section 502(a)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act if, after the lien attaches, the defendant dissipates the sought-after fund.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 26 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 28, 2012)
Nov 8 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 10, 2012.
Nov 19 2012Waiver of right of respondents Leah Bilyeu, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 28 2012Brief amicus curiae of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada filed.
Nov 28 2012Brief amicus curiae of American Council of Life Insurers, et al. filed.
Dec 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.
Dec 7 2012Response Requested . (Due January 7, 2013)
Jan 7 2013Brief of respondent Leah Bilyeu in opposition filed.
Jan 22 2013Reply of petitioner First Unum Life Insurance Company filed. (Distributed)
Jan 23 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Feb 19 2013Petition DENIED.
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