High Court Denies Review Of Forum-Selection Clause In ERISA Plan

Mealey's (January 12, 2016, 10:03 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court denied review Jan. 11 of a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a federal judge properly dismissed without prejudice a pension plan participant’s claim that the plan improperly reduced his benefits, where the suit was not brought in the federal court specified in the plan’s forum-selection clause (Roger L. Smith v. AEGON Companies Pension Plan, No. 14-1168, U.S. Sup.).

The Sixth Circuit ruled 2-1 on Oct. 14, 2014, that the AEGON Companies Pension Plan forum-selection clause is...
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