High Court ERISA Ruling Backs Sanctity Of Plan Language

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- Though the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that US Airways Group Inc. couldn't recoup the full amount it paid an injured worker who later won a six-figure recovery from third parties, attorneys say the high court handed employers a win by holding that reimbursement clauses in Employee Retirement Income Security Act plans should be enforced as long as they are clear.

Former airline mechanic James McCutchen fought US Airways' bid to recover $66,866 that a company health benefit plan shelled out to pay his medical expenses...
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