High Court, High Stakes: Cigna Corp. V. Amara

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 1:00 PM EST) -- In Cigna Corp. v. Amara, Case No.: 09-804, the Supreme Court was presented with the opportunity to address the question of what level of harm, if any, a participant must demonstrate as a condition for recovering where a plan’s summary plan description (SPD) failed to properly communicate information about plan benefits. Last week’s oral argument calls into question the extent to which the court will directly address the core issue presented for its consideration. Given the significance of the issue to plan sponsors and administrators, it...
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