CNH Industrial N.V. v. Reese

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

Did the Sixth Circuit, over the compelling dissent of Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, misinterpret this Court’s unanimous decision in M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, 135 S. Ct. 926 (2015), and thus create conflicts both with the decisions of other circuits and within the Sixth Circuit itself, by employing rules of contract interpretation explicitly repudiated in Tackett to deem a general duration clause in the Collective Bargaining Agreement ambiguous, and then using extrinsic evidence to hold the healthcare benefits of the retiree class vested for life?

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