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2 Interesting Cases Before the Court Recently

By September 21, 2020No Comments

You can listen to the arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges and the third party commotion here.

In Tibble v. Edison, the Supreme Court of the United States, aka SCOTUS, ruled that fiduciaries of ERISA retirement funds, e.g., 401(k) plans, owe a duty to the plan participants, a fiduciary duty. What that means is in plain English is that if a financial planner, trustee, or anyone who is responsible for managing ERISA based plans does so imprudently, the investor can hold that person accountable in a court of law as long as the claim is filed in a timely manner. The Statute of Limitations is 6 years.

The video features Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, discussing Obergefell v. Hodges and the oral arguments heard on April 28 by the United States Supreme Court addressing the issue of same-sex marriage in that case. In addition to a few fireworks from the bench, a la notorious RBG, a person who opposed same-sex marriage created a slight stir by being obstreperous to the point of bailiffs ushering him out.

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