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Lockheed Corp. v. Spink

Docket No.: 95-809
Argued: April 22, 1996
Decided: June 10, 1996

Topics:

Employee Retirement Income Security, Economic Activity, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Discrimination in Employment, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, defined benefit plan, equitable relief, pension plan

PartyNames: LOCKHEED CORP. et al. v. SPINK Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Petitioner: Lockheed Corp.
Respondent: Spink

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 60 F.3d 616
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Lockheed Corp.
v.
Spink
517 U.S. 882 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1783135 L.Ed.2d 153 (517 U.S.
Question:

May a business offer early retirement benefits on the condition that an employee give up the right to sue over any job-related claim? Can the federal government retroactively apply retirement income benefit laws?

Lockheed Corp. v. Spink
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 22, 1996

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Lockheed Corp., 0 vote(s) against

Lockheed Corp. v. Spink
Case Documents

1Opinion in Lockheed Corp. v. Spink
2Opinion in Lockheed Corp. v. Spink
Additional documents for this case are pending review.