Robert Renner

Robert Renner

Barger & Wolen

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You Can Plan On The Plan: United States Supreme Court Rejects Invitation To Rewrite Plan Terms In Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life &...

On December 16, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company. The unanimous decision, which was written by Justice Clarence Thomas, affirmed the Second...more

12/19/2013 - ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

SCOTUS Unlikely to Reject Three-Year Limit for Filing Lawsuit in ERISA Disability Claim

The transcript from this morning’s oral argument at the United States Supreme Court reflects that a majority of justices seem poised to uphold an ERISA plan provision imposing a three-year limit for claimants to file their...more

10/16/2013 - Disability ERISA Proof of Loss SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

Accrual of Statute of Limitations for ERISA Disability Claim to be heard by SCOTUS

On October 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will conduct oral argument in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., et al., addressing the accrual of the statute of limitations for judicial review of an...more

10/15/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Disability Disability Benefits ERISA SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

Attorneys' Fees Reduce ERISA Plan's Recovery From Common Fund

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that absent an express provision to the contrary, the amount an ERISA plan can recover from a plan participant’s lawsuit against a third-party tortfeasor must be reduced...more

4/17/2013 - Attorney's Fees ERISA McCutchen v. U.S. Airways SCOTUS Third-Party US Airways

Recovery From Dissolved Corporation's Liability Insurer Barred By Foreign Survival Statute

The recent case of Greb v. Diamond International Corp. highlights the need for dissolved corporations and their insurers to consider the survival statute of their state of incorporation when defending against actions brought...more

2/27/2013 - Dissolution Foreign Jurisdictions Greb v Diamond International Corp Statute of Limitations Survival Statute

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