High Court Vacates Benefits Ruling For Cigna Class

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision Monday that directed Cigna Corp. to recalculate benefits for a class of roughly 27,000 workers in a suit over changes to the health service company's pension plan, holding that the plaintiffs had to show actual harm.

The high court vacated and remanded the ruling Cigna had challenged, but declined to adopt the company's argument that ERISA plaintiffs seeking to recover benefits based on an alleged inconsistency between a summary plan description or similar disclosure and the plan itself must...
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