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Prenuptial agreement not an effective waiver of spousal rights

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit demonstrates the potential limitations of prenuptial agreements purporting to

$1.8m penalty assessed for COBRA notice violations

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana held that an employer was responsible for paying $1,852,000 in penalties for failing to

Employer breached fiduciary duty by allowing ineligible employee to enroll in plan

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that an employer breached its fiduciary duty by misleading an employee regarding

Annual withdrawal liability payments calculated at highest contribution rate for all groups, excludes surcharge

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2014

Woodbridge Logistics, LLC was a contributing employer to a multiemployer pension fund prior to its withdrawal from the fund in February 2011

Withdrawal liability from multiemployer plan and alter-ego liability

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2013

Because of the severe underfunding in many multiemployer defined benefit funds, we are seeing increased collection activities by these funds to

District Court holds that insurer breached fiduciary duty when crediting below market interest to retained asset accounts

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

Unum Life Insurance Company of America issued group life insurance policies to two employers

IRS clarifies treatment of dividends and dividend equivalents paid on restricted stock and restricted stock units under section 162(m)

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2012

Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 162(m) generally prohibits a publicly traded corporation from deducting compensation paid to “covered employees” in excess of $1 million per year

Supreme Court overturns “one-strike-and-you’re-out” ruling

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 29 2010

In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. v. Bruch (489 U.S. 101) firmly established the principle that a plan administrator’s interpretation of a plan’s provisions will receive judicial deference as long as the plan reserves to the administrator the discretionary authority to interpret the plan

Recent cases involving beneficiary designations

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Two recent cases are instructive when it comes to determining the validity of beneficiary designations

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners