High Court Considers Equitable Relief In ERISA Reimbursement Dispute

Mealey's (November 10, 2015, 8:04 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 9 heard arguments regarding whether an employee welfare plan’s attempt to recover an alleged overpayment from a participant constitutes permissible “equitable relief” under Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 502(a)(3), where the participant spent the funds subject to the lien (Robert Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan, No. 14-723, U.S. Sup.).

(Oral argument transcript available. Document #54-151111-015T.)

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that where an employee welfare...
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