Sznewajs v. U.S. Bancorp Amended & Restated Supp. Benefits Plan, No. 07-16489 - - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Sznewajs v. U.S. Bancorp Amended & Restated Supp. Benefits Plan, No. 07-16489

In an ERISA action seeking an order directing a benefit plan to treat plaintiff as a designated surviving spouse beneficiary, summary judgment for plaintiff is reversed where the plan administrator's interpretation denying her that status was not an abuse of discretion.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted October 23, 2008

Filed July 13, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Clifton

Counsel

For Appellant:

Michael W. Droke, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, WA

For Appellee:

Timothy Berg, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ