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Client Advisory: Supreme Court Rules in Conkright v. Frommert: "People Make Mistakes"

In this ERISA Litigation Practice Advisory Partner Amanda S. Amert and Associates Reena R. Bajowala and David P. Saunders discuss the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Conkright v. Frommert, which held that deference must be given to a plan administrator’s interpretation of plan terms, even after the plan administrator’s “first try” at interpreting that language of the plan is found to be an abuse of its discretion.  The authors summarize the case and identify important ramifications of the Court's decision.