The latest ERISA case to go to the Supreme Court is Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 2012 WL 171325 (D. Conn. Jan. 2012), aff’d, 496 Fed. Appx. 129 (2d Cir. Sep. 13, 2012), cert. granted in part, 133 S.Ct. 1802 (Apr. 15, 2013). The issue to be addressed by the Supreme Court is: When should a statute of limitations accrue for judicial review of an ERISA disability adverse benefit determination?
This firm successfully argued, at the District Court and Second Circuit, that Heimeshoff’s lawsuit was untimely under the limitations period set forth in the disability plan under which she sought benefits. The case will be argued in the Supreme Court on October 15, 2013, with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP representing defendants. We will provide, in a series of posts, a summary of the facts and issues, the lower court decisions, and the arguments raised in the Supreme Court briefing. We will also provide reports on the oral argument and the ultimate decision.
So read on, and stay tuned for more news.