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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

Discounted stock options subject to Section 409A penalties

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

Ruling in favor of the IRS, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims confirmed in a recent case that discounted stock options are deferred compensation

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

IRS issues guidance on application of Windsor decision to qualified retirement plans

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

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Internal Revenue

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

Retired executives win reinstatement of terminated SERP benefits

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

Three retired executives of Bausch & Lomb Inc. have won a district court battle to reinstate their supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP

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

Bankruptcy estate does not avoid control group status for withdrawal liability

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

In 1999, Michael Cappy filed for bankruptcy protection

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

Employer has successor liability for retiree medical benefits

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

The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed the decision of a federal trial court that an employer-defendant is liable as a successor under collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) for certain vested retiree health care benefits, even though the employer was never a party to those CBAs