MetLife V. Glenn And Employee Benefits Litigation

Law360, New York (June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn decision, issued on June 19, 2008, addressed two questions: (1) Whether an ERISA plan administrator’s dual roles as both evaluator and payor of employee benefits claims indicates the presence of a conflict of interest; and (2) if so, how such a conflict should be taken into account during judicial review of the benefits claims decision. Slip op. At 3, 554 U.S. ___ (2008).

The answer to the first question — whether a conflict of interest is...
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