Supreme Court Issues Stay Of 9th Circuit Ruling On Church Plan Exemption

(September 23, 2016, 8:12 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 21 issued a stay of a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel’s decision that a pension plan operated by Dignity Health was not subject to the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and does not qualify for ERISA’s church plan exemption because it was not established by a church or by a convention or association of churches (Dignity Health, et al. v. Starla Rollins, No. 16-258, U.S. Sup.).

(Order available. Document #54-161012-012R.)

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