9th Circ. Queries Northrop ERISA Fight In Light Of Amara

Law360, Los Angeles (February 9, 2012, 8:52 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit expressed skepticism Thursday that former Northrop Grumman Corp. employees are entitled to monetary relief for purported inaccuracies in pension plan summary documents, saying a recent Supreme Court decision appeared to foreclose damages in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action.

“Counsel, it seems to me as I read [Cigna Corp. v. Amara] that the only harm that really was suffered here was the absence of an accurate [summary plan description], so I don’t understand how that can result in anything other than...
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