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CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT

Docket No.: 08-810
Certiorari Granted: Jun 29 2009
Argued: January 20, 2010
Decided: April 21, 2010

Topics:

ERISA, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, abuse of discretion, defined benefit plan, defined contribution plan, judicial review, pension plan

PartyNames: Sally L. Conkright, et al. v. Paul J. Frommert, et al.
Petitioner: Sally L. Conkright, et al.
Respondent: Paul J. Frommert, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Citation: 535 F.3d 111

Sally L. Conkright, et al.
v.
Paul J. Frommert, et al.
Question Presented:

1. Whether the Second Circuit erred in holding, in conflict with decisions of this Court and other Circuits, that a district court has no obligation to defer to an ERISA plan administrator's reasonable interpretation of the terms of the plan if the plan administrator arrived at its interpretation outside the context of an administrative claim for benefits. 2. Whether the Second Circuit erred in holding, in conflict with decisions of other Circuits, that a district court has "allowable discretion" to adopt any "reasonable" interpretation of the terms of an ERISA plan when the plan interpretation issue arises in the course of calculating additional benefits due under the plan as a result of an ERISA violation.

CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 20, 2010

Holding: application (08a884) denied by ginsburg

CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT
Case Documents

1CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
3CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
4Opinion in CONKRIGHT v. FROMMERT
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