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CIGNA v. Amara

Docket No.: 09-804
Certiorari Granted: 06/28/10
Argued: November 30, 2010
Decided: 05/16/11

Topics:

ERISA, defined benefit plan, equitable relief, pension plan

PartyNames: CIGNA Corporation, et al. v. Janice C. Amara, et al., Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated
Petitioner: CIGNA Corporation, et al.
Respondent: Janice C. Amara, et al., Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Citation: 348 Fed.Appx. 627
Supreme Court Docket

CIGNA Corporation, et al.
v.
Janice C. Amara, et al., Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated
Question Presented:

Whether a showing of "likely harm" is sufficient to entitle participants in or beneficiaries of an ERISA plan to recover benefits based on an alleged inconsistency between the explanation of benefits in the Summary Plan Description or similar disclosure and the terms of the plan itself.

Question:

Did the district court have authority under Section 502(a)(1)(B) of ERISA to reform CIGNA’s pension plan?

Note:

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR TOOK NO PART.

CIGNA v. Amara
ORAL ARGUMENT

11/30/10

Listen to Oral Argument in CIGNA v. Amara
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 8-0
Recused: J.,
Opinion By:

CIGNA v. Amara
Case Documents

1Opinion in CIGNA v. Amara
2CIGNA v. Amara Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
3CIGNA v. Amara Oral Argument Audio
4Opinion in CIGNA v. Amara
5CIGNA v. Amara Oral Argument Audio
6CIGNA v. Amara Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
Additional documents for this case are pending review.