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Hughes Aircraft Company v. Jacobson

Docket No.: 97-1287
Argued: November 2, 1998
Decided: January 25, 1999

Topics:

Employee Retirement Income Security, Economic Activity, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, defined benefit plan, defined contribution plan, pension plan

Petitioner: Hughes Aircraft Company
Respondent: Jacobson

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 105 F.3d 1288
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


525 U.S. 432 (1999)
Question:

Did an employer violate federal pension protection law when it amended its retirement plan by establishing an early retirement program and creating a noncontributory benefit structure for new participants?

Hughes Aircraft Company v. Jacobson
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 02, 1998

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Hughes Aircraft Company, 0 vote(s) against

Hughes Aircraft Company v. Jacobson
Case Documents

1Opinion in Hughes Aircraft Company v. Jacobson
2Opinion in Hughes Aircraft Company v. Jacobson
Additional documents for this case are pending review.