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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Conkright v. Frommert

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-810 2d Cir. Jan 20, 2010
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Apr 21, 2010 5-3 Roberts OT 2009
 
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Holding: An employee health plan often has an administrator who must interpret its terms, and in some circumstances courts will defer to the administrator's reading. The Court held here that a plan administrator's interpretation is entitled to deference, even when the administrator had previously adopted a different interpretation that a court found erroneous.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 21, 2010. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens and Ginsburg. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the decision.

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