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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

CIGNA Corp. v. Amara

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-804 2d Cir. Nov 30, 2010
Tr.Aud.
May 16, 2011 8-0 Breyer OT 2010

Holding: Although the district court did not have authority under Section 502(a)(1)(B) of ERISA to reform CIGNA's pension plan, it did have authority to do so under another provision, Section 502(a)(3). (Sotomayor, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: Courts may order changes to the terms of a pension plan to remedy false or otherwise unlawful disclosures by the plan to the plan participants.

Judgment: Second Circuit vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on May 16, 2011. Justices Scalia and Thomas concurred in the judgment only. (Sotomayor, J., recused).

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Certiorari-Stage Documents

  • Petition for certiorari (09-804) (unavailable)
  • Brief in opposition (09-804) (unavailable)
  • Petitioners’ reply (09-804)
  • Supplemental brief of Amara (in both cases) (unavailable)
  • Supplemental brief of Cigna (in both cases) (unavailable)
 
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