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Court holds that plan may recoup overpayment of pension benefits

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

The district court for the District of Massachusetts held that a multiemployer pension plan may recoup the overpayment of benefits, notwithstanding the participant’s intervening bankruptcy

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

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

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

State breach of contract claim for severance preempted by ERISA

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

A district court recently dismissed a former employee's state breach of contract claim, relating to his employer's denial of severance benefits, on

DOL expands prohibited transaction exemption for litigation

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2010

The DOL has expanded an earlier prohibited transaction class exemption related to the settlement of claims by a plan against an individual or entity that is a party in interest with respect to the plan

Liquidated damages due on accelerated withdrawal liability

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2012

When an employer withdraws from a multiemployer plan, the plan sponsor is required to notify the employer of the amount of any withdrawal liability and the schedule for liability payments, and it must demand payment in accordance with that schedule

COBRA election notice failure results in statutory damages

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

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey awarded a plaintiff statutory damages for a health plan administrator’s failure to provide her with a timely COBRA election notice

Court upholds plan’s contractual limitation period

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a district court ruling that a long-term disability plan could bar a claim that

Guarantees of loans to company owned by IRAs constitute prohibited transactions

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

An individual retirement account (IRA) is exempt from tax unless the IRA ceases to be considered an IRA. One way an IRA ceases to be considered an