On June 25, the Supreme Court granted the petition for a Writ of Certiorari submitted by US Airways, regarding the Third Circuit’s ruling in US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, 663 F.3d 671 (3d Cir. 2011). The Third Circuit held that a judgment requiring a plan participant to provide full reimbursement to the plan administrator for medical expenses which the administrator paid to the participant constituted “inappropriate and inequitable relief.”
James McCutchen, the plan participant, was involved in a serious car accident. Following the accident, a health benefit plan administered by US Airways paid $66,866 for McCutchen’s medical expenses.
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