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Sixth Circuit baits Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans *

USA - November 14 2014
It has been slightly over a year since the Supreme Court invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") in United States v. Windsor…

Co-authors: Ian H. Morrison , Jules Levenson.


Labor department focusing on brokerage windows in 401(k) plans *

USA - September 4 2014
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") Employee Benefits Security Administration announced that it is requesting information on…

Co-authors: Ian H. Morrison , Abigail Cahak.


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.


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