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Radi Rashid

I agree. Opinions that are not published have less quality.

Elisa Smith Rives

Generally,decisions by the Supreme Court only have relevance when certiorari is granted. The Supreme Court's recent decision, however, to deny a petition for writ of certiorari and a petition for rehearing upholding the Eleventh Circuit's decision in, Gilley et. al. v. Monsanto Company, Inc., 490 F.3d 848 (11th Cir. 2007) is highly significant. In layman's terms the Eleventh Circuit's published decision held "Old" Monsanto Company, Inc. and its successors had discretion to forfeit promised pensions belonging to former "working class" participants of its pension plan for the benefit of the company's former executives. This case is significant because it defines the rights of former employees' to promised pensions at a time when the baby boomers are approaching retirement age at alarming rates.

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