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Supreme Court Hears First Cases of the New Year

Cases deal with court procedure and the ability of pension members to bring suit

Monday saw the Supreme Court back in session for the first time in 2020 hearing oral arguments in the cases of Lucky Brand Dungarees v. Marcel Fashions Group and Thole v. U.S. Bank.

Lucky Brand Dungarees v. Marcel Fashions Group is a case dealing with courtroom rules and procedures. Primarily, the case asks if when plaintiffs assert new claims, the defendant can raise defenses that were not actually brought to completed litigation or resolution.

The case of Thole v. U.S. Bank asks the question if members of a defined-benefit pension fund can sue the fund managers when such a member has not actually suffered any financial injury. The allegation against U.S. Bank is that the investment in housing equities in 2008 was irresponsible.
Sources: SCOTUSblog, Supreme Court, Oyez.org
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the Justices of the Court to have wisdom as they consider these arguments.
  • For clear wisdom for the Supreme Court on which cases to take up in the future.
  • For good health and clear minds for all the Justices of the Court.