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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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  • 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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