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Three religious-affiliated, nonprofit health care systems are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step into a multimillion-dollar battle with two plaintiffs firms that claim the pension plans of the medical networks are not exempt from federal law.
Lisa Blatt, head of Arnold & Porter’s Supreme Court and appellate practice, filed petitions in the high court for three nonprofits that are targets of class actions brought by the Washington firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Seattle’s Keller Rohrback.
Plaintiffs lawyers began suing nonprofit religious employers in 2013, arguing that their pension plans did not qualify as “church plans” that are exempt from the insurance premiums, requirements and protections of the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Those lawsuits, Blatt argued, defy 30 years of federal administrative rulings that church plans do not have to be established by churches.
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