US Airways Says 3rd Circ. Misread Law In Benefits Fight

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A Third Circuit ruling that said courts could override benefit plan language and that US Airways Inc. wasn't entitled to recover all of the medical expenses it paid for an injured employee is at odds with the law, US Airways told the nation's highest court on Wednesday.

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act is built around reliance on the face of written plan documents and the law recognizes that plans are contracts between employers and workers, but the Third Circuit lost sight of that when it...
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