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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

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

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

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

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

‘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