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Boggs v. Boggs

Docket No.: 96-79
Argued: January 15, 1997
Decided: June 2, 1997

Topics:

Employee Retirement Income Security, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Fifth Amendment, Miranda, National Labor Relations Act, defined benefit plan, pension plan, property rights

PartyNames: Sandra Jean Dale BOGGS, Petitioner, v. Thomas F. BOGGS, Harry M. Boggs and David B. Boggs.
Petitioner: Boggs
Respondent: Boggs

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 82 F.3d 90
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Boggs
v.
Boggs
520 U.S. 833 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1754138 L.Ed.2d 45 (520 U.S. 8
Question:

Does the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 pre-empt state community-property law allowing a non-participant spouse to transfer by a testamentary instrument an interest in undistributed pension plan benefits?

Boggs v. Boggs
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 15, 1997

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Boggs, 4 vote(s) against

Boggs v. Boggs
Case Documents

1Opinion in Boggs v. Boggs
2Opinion in Boggs v. Boggs
Additional documents for this case are pending review.