Supreme Court Remands MetLife ERISA Case

Law360, New York (November 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court on Monday remanded a case brought against an insurer over ERISA benefits back to an appeals court, ordering the lower court to reconsider the case in light of recent decisions.

The High Court ordered the Ninth Circuit to reconsider the case—Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Peggy Hawkins-Dean—originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in February 2003.

Hawkins-Dean filed suit against MetLife, which funded the long-term health and disability plan offered by her employer, Robert Half International, when...
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