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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-448 4th Cir. Apr 26, 2010
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May 24, 2010 9-0 Thomas OT 2009

Holding: In certain retirement-benefits cases, a party requesting attorney's fees from the court does not need to be the prevailing party in the case; a court may award fees to her as long as she has achieved some degree of success in the case.

Judgment: Reversed and Remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on May 24, 2010. Justice Stevens concurred in part and in the judgment.

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