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Sun Life and Health Insurance Company v. Hannington

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-92 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether there can be an exception to the deferential arbitrary and capricious standard of review not previously recognized by this Court when an ERISA plan fiduciary interprets plan terms which refer to outside materials.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 18 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 21, 2013)
Aug 20 2013Brief of respondent David Hannington in opposition filed.
Sep 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Sep 9 2013Reply of petitioner Sun Life and Health Insurance Company filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
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