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John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) v. Santomenno

Petition for certiorari denied on October 29, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-202 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether a participant in an employee benefit plan governed by ERISA may commence and control litigation on the plan’s behalf against a service provider hired by a plan administrator or trustee without first presenting the plan’s claim to the administrator or trustee.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 13 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 13, 2012)
Sep 13 2012Brief of respondents Danielle Santomenno, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 26 2012Reply of petitioners John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), et al. filed.
Oct 3 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 26, 2012.
Oct 29 2012Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot