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$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

Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health

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

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

Fifth Circuit upholds administrator’s decision denying SERP benefits for violation of non-compete provision

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2014

Affirming a lower court decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a former executive of a pharmaceutical company will not

Fourth Circuit upholds expiration terms of stock option grants

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2012

In another case dealing with expired stock options, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a former executive’s stock-option claim, ruling that his options properly expired under the terms of the company’s long-term incentive plan (LTIP) three months after his retirement

Claim for post-bankruptcy pension benefits rejected following “free and clear” purchase of assets

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2013

A group of retired employees filed a class-action law suit claiming loss of certain retirement benefits. The employees worked for SPX Corporation

Withdrawal liability exemption under asset sale more difficult in Second Circuit

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

In 2007, HOP Energy, LLC sold the operating assets of its subsidiary, Madison Oil, to Approved Oil Company

DOL updates Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program

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

The Department of Labor (DOL) is statutorily authorized to assess civil penalties of up to $1,100 per day against plan administrators who fail to

Asset sale exception to multiemployer withdrawal liability upheld

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

Underfunded multiemployer pension plans assess "withdrawal liability" to a contributing employer if the employer ceases to contribute to the plan either wholly (a "complete withdrawal") or where there is a 70 percent or more reduction in contributions (a "partial withdrawal"