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The Sereboff Case: Supreme Court Upholds Subrogation Rights of ERISA Health Plans

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The Sereboff Case:  Supreme Court Upholds Subrogation Rights of ERISA Health Plans

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT

On May 15, 2006 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ERISA fiduciaries may use ERISA § 502(a)(3) to enforce plan reimbursement provisions against plan participants who take possession of funds recovered from third parties that caused the injury or sickness. This teleconference will discuss the implications of the recent Sereboff case.


  • What’s left of Great-West?
  • Can participants get attorneys’ fees?
  • What must plans do to meet Sereboff’’s rules?
  • What is Sereboff’s impact on other remedies?
  • Is there now magic plan language?
  • Are state law claims still viable?


Mary Ellen Signorille, AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, DC



Elizabeth Hopkins, U.S. Department of Labor, Senior Appellate Attorney, Washington, DC

Julie A. Barnes, King Pagano Harrison, Washington, DC

Thomas H. Lawrence, Lawrence & Russell, LLP, Memphis, TN

Teresa S. Renaker, Lewis, Feinberg, Renaker & Jackson PC, Oakland, CA

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