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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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