High Court Weighs Attorneys' Fees In ERISA Actions

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT) -- Counsel representing an insurer fighting the bestowal of attorneys' fees to its opponent in a Employee Retirement Income Security Act case asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday exactly what type of judgment a party must win to be entitled to the award under ERISA.

The justices interrupted both sides frequently during oral arguments in Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., throwing out hypotheticals in an apparent effort to find a rule that would have practical implications for resolving other disputes of this kind....
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