:: MetLife Decision Handed Down – Supreme Court Affirms The Sixth Circuit

SCOTUSBLOG has announced that the Supreme Court has released the opinion in MetLife v. Glenn(06-923).  The key issue before the Court in that case was whether the fact that a claim administrator of an ERISA plan also funds the plan benefits creates a “conflict of interest” that must be weighed in a judicial review of the administrator’s benefit determination.

The opinion, authored Justice Breyer, affirms the Sixth Circuit.