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UnitedHealth Group Inc. v. Peterson

Petition dismissed pursuant to Rule 46 on October 22, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1498 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit erred in holding—consistent with decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit but in conflict with those of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th and 7th Circuits—that under Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bruch, which imposes a highly deferential standard of judicial review to interpretations of Employee Retirement Income Security Act plans by administrators to whom the plans delegate interpretive discretion, an administrator’s determination that an ERISA plan authorizes certain remedial actions or measures is necessarily unreasonable merely because the plan is silent on the matter; and (2) whether the Firestone deference standard allows courts to reject an otherwise reasonable plan construction that is lawful under ERISA but, in the court’s view, pushes ERISA’s boundaries.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 30 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 1, 2019)
Jun 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 1, 2019 to July 31, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 31, 2019.
Jul 29 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 31, 2019 to August 30, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 30, 2019.
Aug 22 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 30, 2019 to October 1, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 23 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 1, 2019.
Sep 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 31, 2019.
Oct 21 2019Stipulation of dismissal under Rule 46 filed.
Oct 22 2019Petition Dismissed - Rule 46.
 
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