Bracing For Cigna V. Amara

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 4:03 PM EST) -- What liability is there for Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefit plans when benefits are paid consistent with a plan’s terms, but the terms of the summary plan description (SPD) provided to plan participants are either incomplete or inconsistent with the terms of the plan? The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in Cigna Corp. v. Amara, a case that deals with this general issue and a number of subsidiary issues that give the court a variety of ways to actually...
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