Media for Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 02, 2015 in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - March 01, 2016 in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Anthony M. Kennedy:
The fact that ERISA and the state reporting scheme have different objectives does not transform Vermont's direct regulation of a fundamental ERISA function into an innocuous and peripheral set of additional rules.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is affirmed.
Justice Thomas and Justice Breyer have filed concurring opinions; Justice Ginsburg has filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Sotomayor joins.