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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

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

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

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"

Teachers’ efforts to bring 403(b) plan lawsuits fall short

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2011

In two different cases from two different regions of the country, teachers brought lawsuits to challenge alleged endorsement and kickback arrangements involving IRC 403(b) plans on the basis of fiduciary breaches

Unilateral modification of collectively bargained retiree medical benefits leads to litigation

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

The increasing and unpredictable costs of retiree medical benefits pose a significant threat to the financial health of employers who sponsor these

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

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