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SCOTUS Eyes Northwestern ERISA Case, Asks For Government Opinion

Oct. 5, 2020, 1:40 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday signaled interest in a case involving Northwestern University’s retirement plan, asking the federal government to file a brief expressing its views on the case.

This move by the justices signals that someone at the court is interested in the dispute, and it increases the chances the case will be heard from 1% to 5%, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis.

In the case, Northwestern employees ask the high court to undo a March decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that they say created a circuit split on the ...