US Tells Justices ERISA Clock Can't Run Before Claim Denial

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government last week urged the Supreme Court to find that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not permit an employee benefits plan to set a limitations period for challenging the denial of benefits in court that starts before the plan has made a final decision.

In a brief filed with the high court on July 2, the government asked the justices to reverse a Second Circuit ruling that former Wal-Mart employee Julie Heimeshoff's ERISA case against the retailer and Hartford Life & Accident...
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