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Same-sex spouse entitled to spousal death benefits *

USA - July 30 2013
Last month, in U.S. v Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down the definition of spouse contained in the Defense of Marriage Act. The Defense of…

Co-authors: Amanda A. Sonneborn .


Seventh Circuit holds that Amara allows recovery of money damages under ERISA Section 502(a)(3) *

USA - June 18 2013
On June 13, 2013, the Seventh Circuit held that the Supreme Court's decision CIGNA Corp. v. Amara authorized an ERISA plaintiff seeking equitable…

Co-authors: Megan E. Troy , Amanda A. Sonneborn .


Conductor and his musicians hit with $14 million in damages for ESOP-related ERISA violations *

USA - June 11 2013
In a recent damages ruling in a complex ESOP case, the Western District of Wisconsin composed a musical metaphor to explain its philosophy on ERISA…

Co-authors: Ian H. Morrison , Christopher Busey.


Seventh Circuit reads plan language to discount plaintiffs’ rate argument *

USA - March 20 2013
Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit provided a remedial lesson in calculating a present value before getting down to the legal merits in a recent…

Co-authors: Christopher Busey, Brian M. Stolzenbach.


First Circuit declares unconstitutional a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act *

USA - June 7 2012
On May 31, 2012, in Gill, et al., v. Office of Personnel Management, et al., Case Nos. 10-2207 & 10-2214, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit unanimously declared unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).

Co-authors: Ian H. Morrison .


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