The U.S. Supreme Court expressed interest on an employee benefits case on the first day of its October term when it asked the government for input on a pension dispute involving U.S. Bank N.A.

The justices Oct. 1 asked the U.S. solicitor general for an opinion about whether they should review if pension plan participants can sue their employers for fiduciary breach under federal benefits law without showing they suffered individual monetary harm.

The move indicates the justices are interested in the dispute, but it doesn’t guarantee that the court ultimately will hear the case.

Stris & Maher LLP, the...