Supreme Court Wants SG's Take On ERISA Venue Clauses

Law360, New York (June 1, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked for the U.S. solicitor general's input on whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's special venue provision, and a plaintiff's choice of venue under that provision, may annulled by a more restrictive forum-selection clause in an ERISA plan.

The justices are considering a petition for a writ of certiorari filed in March by a Kentucky-based retiree challenging the Sixth Circuit's decision to affirm the nixing of his suit against Aegon Companies Pension Plan because of a clause requiring him to sue the plan in Iowa.

"The solicitor general is invited to file a brief...

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