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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

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

The Second Circuit finds a crucial limitation in the Moensch presumption for retirement plan fiduciaries

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2013

In Taveras v. UBS AG, No. 12-1662 (2d Cir. February 27, 2013), the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reviewed the dismissal of a

Retirement plan plaintiffs were not required to exhaust administrative remedies before filing their class action

  • Williams Mullen
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2013

The Second Circuit has held that a putative class of ERISA plaintiffs was not required to exhaust a plan's administrative remedies prior to filing