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Egelhoff v. Egelhoff

Docket No.: 99-1529
Argued: November 8, 2000
Decided: March 21, 2001

Topics:

Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Federalism, Federal Preemption of State Regulation, Due Process, ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Fourteenth Amendment, murder, pension plan, pre-emption clause, preemption, stare decisis

Petitioner: Egelhoff
Respondent: Egelhoff

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF WASHINGTON
Supreme Court Docket


532 U.S. 141 (2001)
Question:

Does the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 pre-empt a Washington statute provides that the designation of a spouse as the beneficiary of a nonprobate asset is revoked automatically upon divorce?

Egelhoff v. Egelhoff
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 08, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Egelhoff, 2 vote(s) against

Egelhoff v. Egelhoff
Case Documents

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