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Court’s award of $3.8 million raises questions about the scope of ERISA remedies

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed an unusually large award of $3.8 million in a case involving the denial of long-term

Court holds that plan sponsor’s SEC filings were incorporated by reference into retirement plan’s summary plan description and constituted part of the plan fiduciary’s communications to plan participants

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that an ERISA-regulated employee stock-ownership retirement plan's incorporation by

Court holds that severance policy is not an ERISA plan: Okun v. Montefiore Medical Center

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has provided clear and useful guidance on a common ERISA question: what constitutes

Post-Windsor federal district court decision rules that ERISA plan must recognize same-sex spouse as beneficiary of participant’s death benefits

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2013

In one of the first decisions to apply the U. S. Supreme Court's ruling in United States v. Windsor, __ U. S. ___ (June 26, 2013), to a question of

Sixth Circuit refuses to allow eight-year-old ERISA claim to proceed

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2013

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has held that a plaintiff could not pursue a claim for disability benefits in federal district court

Court holds that erroneous advice about medical benefits coverage can expose plans to liability

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

In Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc., No. 11-1560 (June 13, 2013), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the scope of equitable remedies

North Carolina legislative tax alert

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2013

For several months, the North Carolina Senate and House have considered competing tax reform proposals. On Monday, June 10, the House passed HB 998

Supreme Court holds that clear plan terms control equitable remedies: U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2013

In U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, No. 11-1285 (Apr. 16, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court underscored the importance of clearly stated benefit plan

Court dismisses ERISA case concerning investments in mortgage-backed securities

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 16 2013

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a case brought against Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc

Bill filed to replace franchise tax with business privilege tax

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2013

North Carolina's franchise tax has been criticized as complicated and difficult to understand. The taxpayer must make three separate computations in