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Glenn and Administrative Law: Is there Substantial Evidence in the Claim File?

December 21, 2009

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The court in Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989) (“Firestone”) held that where a plan vests discretion in the plan administrator, courts will not review decisions under a de novo standard but rather will afford broad deference to the administrative record.  The court also opined, however, that where an administrator […]

This is Justice Scalia’s Brain on Glenn

November 14, 2009

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MetLife Ins. Co. v. Glenn, 128 S. Ct. 2343 (2008) (“Glenn”), the landmark Supreme Court decision giving explanation on Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bruch, 489 U.S. 101 (1989) (“Firestone”), warned providers who act both as decider of entitlement and payor of benefits that their conflict will be weighed to identify abuses.  Recall that […]