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SCOTUS Skips ERISA Attorneys’ Fee Battle After Showing Interest

June 22, 2020, 3:55 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it won’t hear a case involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s attorneys’ fee provision, despite previously signaling interest in the topic.

The justices denied a petition from a teenager who sued Humana Health Plan of Texas Inc. over its decision to deny coverage for her eating disorder treatments. According to the teenager, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision denying her request for attorneys’ fees created a circuit split and exacerbated confusion over how much success an ERISA plaintiff must achieve in order to be eligible for attorneys’ fees...

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