On November 12, 1999, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to rein in the continuing expansion of civil lawsuits brought under ERISA, the federal pension law. WLF’s brief argued that the lower court’s decision threatens to undermine health care in this nation by allowing a patient to sue his health care provider under ERISA any time the provider takes into account cost considerations when deciding how to treat the patient.