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‘Full and fair’ ERISA review required for top-hat plan claim

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

An executive who was denied severance and incentive award benefits after she resigned for “good reason” following a company merger may pursue her claim for benefits under a Massachusetts district court ruling that the plan administrator failed to provide a full and fair review of her claim, as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA

Contingent event benefit constitutes early retirement subsidy for purposes of QDRO

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

As part of a divorce settlement, a participant in a defined benefit retirement plan and his spouse entered into a qualified domestic relations order

SunTrust stock drop case dismissed

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

A federal district court recently dismissed a lawsuit brought against the fiduciaries of the SunTrust 401(k) plan for breaches of ERISA fiduciary

Post-normal retirement date benefit accruals

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

Defined benefit plan administrators can find the rules dealing with benefit accruals and actuarial adjustment after normal retirement date are complex and confusing

7th Circuit holds ERISA’s anti-retaliation provision covers informal complaints

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

ERISA Section 510 makes it unlawful to take retaliatory action “against a person because he has given information or has testified or is about to testify in any inquiry or proceeding relating to” ERISA

Court denies ERISA claims involving a plan sponsor’s imprudent investment decisions

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

A group of participants in the Bank of America (BOA) 401(k) and pension plans commenced a lawsuit alleging BOA engaged in prohibited transactions and

Acquired employees were properly denied shutdown benefits

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

Acquisitions and the offer of transition benefits for acquired employees under a seller’s plans can be tricky

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

Departments issue wellness program final regulations

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

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued final wellness program regulations. These final rules are applicable to

Reduced lump sum doesn’t violate anti-cutback rule

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A small law firm maintained a defined-benefit, cash-balance pension plan