Supreme Court Decision in Xerox Case

The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in Conkright v. Xerox essentially reaffirming its earlier decision in Firestone.

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 (b) The Second Circuit’s “one-strike-and-you’re-out” approach has no basis in Firestone, which set out a broad standard of deference with no suggestion that it was susceptible to ad hoc exceptions.

Held: The District Court should have applied a deferential standard ofreview to the Plan Administrator’s interpretation of the Plan on remand. Pp. 4–15.

Link http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-810.pdf

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