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5 Groups Support Petitioners Seeking High Court Review Of Church Plan Rulings

(September 7, 2016, 1:37 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five organizations in August filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of petitioners seeking clarification of what constitutes a “church plan” exempt from the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Advocate Health Care Network, et al. v. Maria Stapleton, et al., No. 16-74, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, et al. v. Laurence Kaplan, No. 16-86, U.S. Sup.).

Two pension plans in July filed petitions for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, seeking clarification of what constitutes a “church...
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