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Lewis v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Petition for certiorari denied on October 4, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-2 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit improperly extended Chevron deference to Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation’s construction of ambiguous statutory provisions in informal, non-binding adjudications undertaken not in the agency’s congressionally assigned role as insurer (or in any other regulatory capacity) but instead as a plan trustee and fiduciary.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 30 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 2, 2021)
Aug 02 2021Brief of respondent Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in opposition filed.
Aug 16 2021Reply of petitioners K. Wendell Lewis, et al. filed.
Aug 18 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021Petition DENIED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.