High Court To Demystify Appeal Deadlines In ERISA Case

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an Employee Retirement Income Security Act case that lawyers say could bring welcome clarity regarding the deadline for appealing a decision that leaves a contractual request for attorneys' fees unresolved.

Landscape supplier Ray Haluch Gravel Co.'s appeal hinges on whether a decision on the merits that defers ruling on fees allegedly owed pursuant to a contract between the parties constitutes a “final decision,” which starts the clock ticking on a 30-day deadline to file an appeal.

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