Ex-Mayer Brown Atty Brings ERISA Row To Supreme Court

Law360, Los Angeles (January 27, 2014, 7:26 PM EST) -- A former Mayer Brown LLP energy partner has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether an insurer should be able to countersue an Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan beneficiary for past benefits paid, contending that doing so isn't allowed under ERISA.

In a petition for certiorari dated Jan. 6 and made public Monday, former attorney Terri Truitt asked the high court to reverse the Fifth Circuit's September ruling allowing Unum Life Insurance Company of America to seek reimbursement for $1 million in long-term disability...
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