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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-448 4th Cir. Apr 26, 2010
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May 24, 2010 9-0 Thomas OT 2009
 
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Holding: In certain retirement-benefits cases, a party requesting attorney's fees from the court does not need to be the prevailing party in the case; a court may award fees to her as long as she has achieved some degree of success in the case.

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Judgment: Reversed and Remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on May 24, 2010. Justice Stevens concurred in part and in the judgment.

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