U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

1. Is an ERISA-governed plan that denies health benefits required to discuss contrary opinions from the member’s treating providers in the decision letter?

2. Should courts consider the whole administrative record when deciding whether substantial evidence supports a plan’s denial of health benefits, instead of limiting their review to the decision letters?

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

February 20, 2024

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant review and prevent U.S. Department of Labor from rewriting regulations for health-benefits denials through litigation rather than notice-and-comment rulemaking

January 02, 2024

U.S. Chamber Coalition Amicus Brief

Michael B. Kimberly, Charles Seidell, and Andrew Liazos of McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as outside counsel.

Case Documents