|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-729||2d Cir.||Oct 15, 2013||Dec 16, 2013||9-0||Thomas||OT 2013|
Holding: Absent a controlling statute to the contrary, a participant in an employee benefit plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the plan may agree by contract to a particular limitations period, even one that starts to run before the cause of action accrues, as long as the period is reasonable.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on December 16, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 11 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 14, 2013)|
|Dec 11 2012||Appendix of Julie Heimeshoff filed.|
|Jan 30 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.|
|Feb 7 2013||Response Requested . (Due March 11, 2013)|
|Mar 11 2013||Brief of respondents Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 26 2013||Reply of petitioner Julie Heimeshoff filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 27 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 15 2013||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|Apr 30 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 25, 2013.|
|Apr 30 2013||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 20, 2013.|
|Jun 18 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Jun 19 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated.|
|Jun 25 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jun 25 2013||Brief of petitioner Julie Heimeshoff filed.|
|Jul 2 2013||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Jul 2 2013||Brief amici curiae of AARP and National Employment Lawyers Association filed.|
|Jul 2 2013||Brief amicus curiae of United Policyholders filed.|
|Jul 22 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Jul 23 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.|
|Aug 20 2013||Brief of respondents Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 27 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Aug 27 2013||Brief amici curiae of American Council of Life Insurers, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 27 2013||Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 5 2013||Record from U.S.C.A. for 2nd Circuit is electronic (Not PACER).|
|Sep 5 2013||Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Connecticut is eletronic and is located on PACER.|
|Sep 19 2013||Reply of petitioner Julie Heimeshoff filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 1 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 15 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Matthew W.H. Wessler, Washington, D. C.; and Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Catherine M.A. Carroll, Washington, D. C.|
|Dec 16 2013||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jan 17 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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