Justices Won't Scrutinize ERISA Suits Against Claims Admins

Law360, New York (November 16, 2015, 3:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to consider a case that UnitedHealth Group Inc. argued could have settled an appellate split over whether claim administrators can be sued under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

UnitedHealth told the high court in September that a 6-to-4 circuit split on the question favors allowing plan beneficiaries to sue any organization with control over benefit determinations. The health insurance claims administrator argued that under ERISA, only parties obligated to pay benefits may be sued for benefits due.

UnitedHealth filed its petition for certiorari following the Second Circuit's August decision to largely overturn a lower...

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