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COOP. BENEFIT ADM'RS, INC. v. OGDEN, 03-30518

ERISA section 502(a)(3)(B)'s "appropriate equitable relief" language proscribes precisely the type of monetary relief that plaintiff requests; ERISA plan fiduciaries do not have a federal common law right to sue a beneficiary for legal relief on a theory of unjust enrichment or restitution. The claim is dismissed.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/19/2004
  • Published 04/15/2004

Judges

  • WIENER, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Ronald Joseph Savoie (argued), Losavio, Savoie & DeJean, Baton Rouge, LA, for Ogden.

  • For Appellees:
  • John Jay Range,Peter J. Loughlin (argued), Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC, George Robert Collier, Jr., The Boles Law Firm, Monroe, LA, for Plaintiff-Counter Defendant-Appellee.