John Hancock LIfe Insurance Company v. Harris Trust

William H Song

Case Conclusion Date:December 13, 1993

Practice Area:Employee Benefits

Outcome:U.S. Supreme Court imposed ERISA fiduciary responsibiltiy.

Description:Whether insurance company general accounts in group annuity investment contracts impose ERISA fiduciary responsibility on the insurer regarding investment of plan assets; filed amicus brief analysis that Court adopted regarding interpretation of ERISA.