Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Carter G. Phillips argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Virginia A. Seitz and Richard D. Raskin.
James A. Feldman argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging reversal. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Waxman, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Allen H. Feldman, and Mark S. Flynn.
James P. Ginzkey argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*
Souter, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
United States Supreme Court.
Justice Souter, delivered the opinion of the Court.
The question in this case is whether treatment decisions made by a health maintenance organization, acting through its physician employees, are fiduciary acts within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 88 Stat. 832, as amended, 29 U. S. C. § 1001 et seq. (1994 ed. and Supp. III). We hold that they are not.
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