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Courthouse Steps: Saint Peter’s Healthcare System v. Kaplan

Religious Liberties Practice Group Teleforum Wednesday, March 29, 12:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

This case is a combination of three cases, Advocate Health Care v. Stapleton, St. Peter’s Healthcare v. Kaplan, and Dignity Health v. Rollins, that confront the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as it applies to churches and non-church religious non-profits. ERISA sets minimum standards for pension plans in private industry, such as an appeals process for participants and the right to sue for benefits. Churches are exempted from ERISA, however, the circuit courts have split over whether non-profit hospitals and schools are also exempted. Eric Baxter of the Becket Fund will join us to recap the oral arguments for this case, which were held on March 27.

Featuring:

  • Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty