U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

1. Whether Twombly’s pleading standard governs breach of fiduciary duty claims under ERISA.

2. Whether a complaint states a plausible claim for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA if it alleges that a retirement plan’s investment options charged excessive fees and underperformed, but does not allege any fiduciary conduct inconsistent with lawful management of the plan.

Case Updates

Cert. denied

March 30, 2020

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to review Third Circuit decision that limits Twombly to antitrust claims and creates a lax pleading standard for ERISA cases

January 17, 2020

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief. Jaime A. Santos and Brian T. Burgess of Goodwin Procter LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

Previously, the Chamber filed two amicus briefs in this case, first on the merits and then in support of the rehearing petition in the Third Circuit.

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